Before everyone goes nuts, please read the OP.
Then go nuts.
The first thing to note is that I am from Ireland, so it’s possible that some of what I say may not apply in America.
I suppose I should tell you first what made me start what will no doubt be a spirited discussion.
I was in a pub with two friends for several hours a week ago, and one of them said that he didn’t find black women attractive.
I was pretty surprised and questioned him on it, and the more he talked, the more I realised that he was kind of right.
I put several famous black women, generally considered beautiful, to him, such as Beyonce, and the girl from Battlestar Galactica (Dee), and he rejected them, saying that both were at best pretty. And, when I thought about it, I agreed with him.
In the end we ended up with a challenge - I have to find a black woman who he finds attractive - so far I have nothing. I thought of Leona Lewis, but again she’s not that great.
I can name numerous black women with great t and a, and many who are just damn sexy, but none that are beautiful.
And it appears my friend is not the only one who thinks so with half of black men in Britain dating a white woman. I have no cite for the number of black women dating white men, but I’ve seen figures suggesting the number is far, far lower.
Although just today I saw a white man and a black woman, I have to say that in general I see far more black men and white women (there was a post here today or yesterday about this too).
So while beauty is often subjective, it appears that black men tend to not date within their own race to a larger extent then any other racial grouping, and that people from other races are less likely to choose black women.
[Tangent]And now that I think of it, where are the Black-Asian couples? I’ve never seen a single one.[/Tangent]
So (1) Are black women by and large less attractive then white women (or people of any race)
(2) Could people please post up pictures of beautiful black women so I can prove that they exist - I want to win this.
And to anyone who says this is racist - Bollix.
There are differences in appearence between the races (and within, the Polish and Irish are both ‘white’, but the Polish women are amazing:p), and while the features that are considered attractive presumably change with race and culture (someone once told me that the Japanese have a thing for necks - beyond the normal), there is probably going to be a race which is generally more attractive than another, even if attractiveness is judged by majority opinion (and what better way to judge attractiveness).
EDIT: I’ll be up for about an hour to chat about this, then I’m going to bed.
Lets all try and have a calm debate, and I’d be particularly be interested in hearing if people have any ideas on how to conduct valid comparisons based on attractiveness. I have suggested majority opinion, and the opinion of those within the same racial grouping.