Add to this the fact that many Australians already have mixed ancestry and the idea of marrying within one's own racial or religious group is no longer a given.
But for some, maintaining a sense of cultural identity remains important in their choice of partner.
All the data presented in this article are based on user behaviours and responses to questionnaires on Ok Cupid, a popular (but not the most popular) dating site in the US.
So, before reading this, please keep in mind that the majority of the users of Ok Cupid are US based.
As well as seeing that girls don’t reply to guys’ messages that often, you will notice a big disparity between different races. Indian males get replies from only 1 in 4.8 girls on the other hand. Indian men have the lowest response rate from Indian girls.
Lewis suggests that one factor in online dating's racial segregation could be what he calls preemptive discrimination.And these people are embracing new technology along with more traditional means in their search for a partner from the same background.