The study found that race plays a big part in people's decisions about who they choose to contact and respond to online.It found that heterosexual men of all races respond to all women except for African-American, and that women of all races respond first to Caucasian men. He says "multi-ethnic coupling" will become increasingly more common as time goes by – it's an inevitable consequence of the proximity of so many races in the same place. JENNY BROCKIE: So is it purely physical or is it a mixture of a whole lot of things?
"I think my preference is for black men and that's simply because I don't want to be someone's fantasy or fetish," she says.
"You want someone who dates you because they like who you are." Shaun Comerford is the General Manager of speed dating company Fast Impressions.
When Han Song first met Sophie in a pub, he thought she was gorgeous ... "I thought oh well, I'm Asian, probably she's not interested." He was wrong. Han had only dated Korean women in the past and thought dating a white woman was "a fantasy".
Sophie found Asian men attractive but says it was shared values that was most important.
Ida Harding migrated to Australia from Ghana at the age of four.