ANSWERS: 48
  • Because you can't will away the fact that a person IS someone of color... Their color is part of who they are and you should not only consider it, you should do your best to appreciate it. People dont come with bleach to make everything the same blank canvass. If people have color... they should be appreciated for all of it in all of its beauty!
  • is it a color thing? or a culture thing? i donno. i know that there are people of a certain skin color that i personally find myself attracted to... and NO it aint always the same as me. but i think for alot of ppl its the culture and ppl that just understand ur humor and the food u eat and the God you worship without having to explain it... im not saying its right... but its a hard situation
  • Many times it is due to their upbringing....if you come from a bigoted or racist family, you tend to carry that with you...or it could be due to a bad experience with someone who is of a different race....there are more reasons but these are the two top reasons I know of...I come from a family that looks like the UN when we sit for dinner....so I do find it rather strange that there are issues like this...but it is because of my upbringing that makes me look at life this way...
  • I think it's more of a worry about cultural differences for some people, and also even if someone isn't racist themselves they might be part of a racist family and not want to have to deal with the potential problems.
  • For me the color of the person is not the issue. It's the culture. I have dated girls of color before, but it never worked because we would find out that we didn't have a lot in common.
  • People are constantly "measuring" physical things about another person to date, skin color is just one of them. However,that one might carry more "weight" in terms of serious long-term commitment because in some areas "mixed" couples, and I'm not talking just about b/w, are stared at and pre-judged unfairly. And, to be real, different skin colors might mean different cultural traditions and expectations, so there's more to be learned (more work) in those mixed relationships.
  • Generations of training.....now obsolete.
  • Racism comes, primarily, from a lack of understanding. As generations pass by we gradually grow up knowing more about the world thanks to TV, internet and so one. This means new generations, some exceptions aside, are less racist than older ones. The outlook for the future is positive, racism will continue to decrease, it will just take time.
  • The color of skin mattered because our grandparents, parents, uncles, and aunts were all racist. Even if they werent outwardly racist because of their parents our parents were atleast biased. Give it time. Each generation is slowly stripping the layers of hate one layer at a time. One day (Martin Luther King was right) one day their wont be any racism in a America!
  • Personally, its preference. I know the type of person I want to date, and, being white, I don't plan on dating someone not white. NOT because I harbor feeling that they would be inadequate. I would never think they could be inadequate. I know that there are proabably LOTS of non-white people that would be AMAZING to date. But its notwhat I prefer. I mean, hell, I don't prefer alot of white people either. But when a white person and, say, a black or asian person date and marry, thats AWESOME !! And I hate families that turn against their sibling JUST because they married someone not their color. that REALLY pisses me off.
  • Why is it wrong to have a preference??? why is it considered to be prejudice if one wants to date someone of a certain skin color? and thats all that they are attracted to. I never did understand that....
  • Why do some people look at any physical feature when determining whether or not to date them? Maybe they aren't attracted to dark skin, light skin, blond hair, curly hair, flat chest, big chest, green eyes, short, tall...the list goes on. In some cases it may have to do with culture or race, but that also goes both ways.
  • I don't look at the color of the skin,it's just that I'm really light complected and enjoy being darker when the conditions are right,however the risk of skin cancer is not worth it,so I'm just cool with being who I am.I have been attracted to every tone in the book.It has nothing to do with skin tone.Im still trying to figure out why I am attracted to so many different types of women.I've concluded that "it must be some sort of chemical attraction,something we really can't see,it has a lot to do with the tone of voice,the eyes in some mysterious way multi color attraction,and facial expressions".I have also concluded that skeletal structure,and body language is appealing.As well as mind interaction this is the most attractive feature,The what if I did not have eyes for characteristic attraction scenario.So many factors apply."When a guy knows a woman enjoys his presents,and is eager to see,or be in his company" His mind then perceives the ultimate attraction,and somehow it brings an end to the attraction of other women.This can last for days,months,years,perhaps a life time pending on compatibility. This is difficult because it must occur between two minds.It is heart breaking when the other is not as mutually attracted to all traits,and characteristics of mind,body,and soul. Having disclosed this information we all are diverse in thinking some of us are monogamous while others find happiness with a multitude of women,obviously women are the same way.If your monogamous find a monogamous other.
  • i have never done that BUT someone might just be more attracted to one color then another...
  • We all want to date someone who appeals to us, but I think that subconciously some people try to find partners who will also gain approval from their friends and family. And sometimes a person's ethnicity becomes a very important factor in this. And that's all I'm gonna say on the issue.
  • I don't think it would be any different than preferring to date a brunette over a blonde. Or someone that is tall and not short. Just because you don't want to date them because of a physical feature, doesn't mean you wouldn't still associate with them.
  • Because times may change, but certain peoples mentality and perception will not!
  • It's an aesthetic preference. It's not a matter of racism or someone being a bad person. It's really no different than someone preferring brunettes over blondes or vice versa.
  • Honestly I probably would be very apprehensive about dating someone whose skin was chartreuse with purple spots or someone who had orangy dots all over a background of raspberry-colored skin..I'm a low-key, sidelines kinda person and that would attract attention..I'm really not comfy attracting attention. So I'd probably pass. :(
  • What if it were purple?
  • I personally don't think it is the skin color itself. I think that the first thing an infant does after being born is to start recognizing patterns. The most important one being faces. A huge part of the brain is devoted to recognizing facial features. It just so happens that different races happen to have different features and if they are not the ones that we were imprinted with as we grew up, they may unconsciously seem foreign or less familiar to us. Just a theory. Also, most people were exposed to passive racism while they were growing up. It may not be a conscious thing but some parts of the brain don't care one iota about being politically correct.
  • Cuz they are stupid and ignorant!!!!
  • If you don't like the container you likely won't like the content.
  • hi, sexy C, babieeeeeeeeee ... women of all races are awesome ... i luv all the flavors of the rainbow ... ^_^
  • Same reason they look at the eyes, face, hair, butt, legs, chest... All of these things, including the color of a person's skin, factor into an individuals personal preferences. I personally don't care what the color of the person's skin is unless it is white with a lot of red or brown spots, or brown with a lot of white or dark purple blemishes. Weeping sores are also a turn-off. But the overall beauty of most people is not determined by the color of the skin, but what the skin is attached too, and sometimes really pretty skin cannot disguise an ugly man/woman. TM
  • Because of their mindset!You can't change them!
  • I don't really care about that !! Its the person himself that matters!!
  • I dont...If I like that person then well I dont care what color their skin is. For me, it has nothing to do with color.
  • Well, I wouldn't want to date someone who had some kind of chronic liver problem. It could mean they have a severe drinking problem, or hepatitis. Either way, not good. So, when I see a girl with yellow skin, I probably won't ask her out. I also don't like orange girls. They either have really awful fake tans, or eat way too many carrots.
  • I am a latina, and nothing against any other race, but I think latinos are the best. I am just saying I am proud to be a latina and I just prefer to stay within my own race. I am not against African Americans or Chinese. If they wanted to date each other, I am fine with that.
  • because sometimes dating leads to marriage and mixed race marriages have more challenges to overcome than a same race marriage. (btw, i have lots of mixed race couple friends and i'm fine with their choices, but i am also aware of their challenges)
  • I wouldnt but thats me. if the two really truly love each other, then by all means go for it.
  • I never have dated anyone with a different skin color, but I am not closed to the idea. Love is love and I truly believe that. Plus, interracial couples make BEAUTIFUL babies
  • No not at all!
  • Skin color never matters to me for anything.
  • Depends where you are some people are accepting others are not me being Red I have seen some racism and man it is violent.
  • Nope, it shoudlnt matter for anything. It makes no difference, and chris brown is hot lol
  • Not at all, have you seen some of the users on this site of a different color? sexy if you ask me.
  • As long as it's not green..it's all good.
  • As long as the color is not caused by mold or rot, who cares?
  • Nope. If I love the guy, I love the guy!
  • Nope, unless a racist masquerades as a nice guy to lure colored people in his trap lol.
  • Only if its orange... Stupid Oompa Loompas... Annoying orange buggers...
  • You got something in tangerine or a mauve? No- I'll have to ask my wife when she gets home but I don't think I care.+4 cause they don't do anything for me.
  • Not at all. It's kind of hard to have that belief in my family. My ex boyfriend was of a different race, and my family ran him off, otherwise I'd still be with him.
  • Not in the slightest. I'm as white as they get, and my wife is of mixed race.
  • I never cared what color a person was. If I did, it would limit my options too much.

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