If you're a sister riding the "no good men" train and haven't ventured beyond the 100-mile Tinder radius, consider taking a cue from Black women who have crisscrossed continents and discovered love. Lee says a man wasn't on her list of things to bring back from Senegal on a visit with her mother in 2002.

So Lee was surprised when she met Lamp, a local videographer who assisted when her mom fell ill on the trip.

Even when their profiles indicate that they are indifferent about the race or ethnicity of a potential romantic interest.

The researchers expected to find homophily, a social science term which means love of the same, in their analysis but they were surprised that the internet did not play a role in eroding reluctance to date outside ones own race.

Professor Mendelsohn, attributed this to the influence of cultural imperatives on all American men.

“In this country, our notions of feminine attractiveness are based almost entirely on images of white women…

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While Lee mourned, she remained in close contact with Lamp.

Just six months after her inaugural trek to Senegal, she was boarding a plane to see him again. Lee decided the relationship with Lamp was worth pursuing.

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