I am a Caucasian woman who has dated Caucasian, Mexican, Puerto Rican and Black men.
I think “preferences” can change throughout your lifetime, so I think it should be OK to have a preference, if you are basing that preference on attraction.
Last week we asked our audience, “Is it OK to have a racial preference in dating?
” This is an interesting question because we observe surprising few mixed race marriages in the census data and finding out why is informative (we will definitely return to the question of same-race preference in a future post).An economist could look instead at people who are already married and try to determine their preferences that way, but this doesn’t work very well either. Suppose I have evidence that women with breasts that are smaller than average are more often married to men who are below average height.Does this information tell us that small-breasted women prefer shorter men? One possible alternative is that all women prefer taller men and that taller men prefer large-breasted women.I've never taken an anatomy course before, but I thought a woman's mind (which controls feelings), resides in her head and not her breasts -- so I wouldn't think having small breasts affects your feelings on dating and love.
But gosh, I've been out of school for long, and maybe women these days are made differently.The question of maintaining be it Black or white or chartreuse — probably needs to become a thing of the past, but that statement is coming from someone who has been accused of taking a good Black man from a Black woman.