Ethnic dating is increasingly popular, and there are a wide range of ethnic dating sites to allow people of different backgrounds to meet. In countries such as the UK, mixed race marriages are increasingly popular. In fact one of the fastest growing ethnic groups for babies is the mixed race category. Here's what you need to know about ethnic dating, and how to find the ethnic partner of your dreams.

Ethnic Dating

They say that opposites attract, so this may be why ethnic dating is so popular.

Ethnic dating has a long history. For decades Western men have been going to Asian countries like Japan and Thailand in search of exotically beautiful oriental brides.

Global air travel now means an increasing number of men and women can now afford to find love overseas. The Internet has made it much easier to make contact with people outside your local area, so this has massively increased the pool of available partners. Dating sites also attract a wide range of people from different ethnic groups, so even on sites such as or eHarmony it's possible to find many potential partners from a wide range of ethnic groups. Many dating sites have search facilities that allow you to search for potential partners based on their ethnicity.

Ethnic Dating Sites

A company that operates a number of ethnic dating websites is Cupid Media. All their ethnic dating sites are essentially the same, but attract a range of different ethnic groups. Popular ethnic dating sites run by the company include:

  • Interracial Dating - For men and women who are looking for partners who are a different race than themselves.
  • Asian Dating - For men and women who are interested in finding Asian partners. There are men and women from a wide range of Asian countries listed the site.
  • Afrointroductions - This site is popular with men and women who are looking for a partner from Africa, or an African American partner. Black Cupid is a similarly themed site.
  • Indian Cupid - For men and women of Indian decent. This site is especially popular with non-resident (NRI) Indians who may live and work overseas but who want to find a partner with a similar ethnic background to themselves.
  • International Cupid - For men and women looking for love overseas.
  • Caribbean Cupid - Beautiful people from the Caribbean.

Each of the dating sites allows you to view personals of the site's members. Most members upload up to five photos of themselves. All of the sites are free to sign up for in order to get standard membership. If you want to contact the other site's members then you need to apply for full membership of the site. There are two levels of membership - gold and platinum. These membership options ensure that your profile is listed before the free members, so you get much more attention on the site. There are attractive discounts if you sign up for an annual membership plan. This is highly recommended as it does take a while if you are looking for love overseas.

Cupid Media's sites are some of the safest dating sites around. Despite this it's always a good idea to be careful when using dating sites. Long distance relationships can be hard work. There's also a chance of being scammed by somebody who lives in a far away country. If you suspect you're being scammed then always report it straight away.

So these are a few options for ethnic dating. Good luck in your search for your dream ethnic partner.