For the Chinese in the 26 to 35 age group, 64.6 per cent were comfortable about their offspring dating Malays, compared with 56.5 per cent for Indians and 74.5 per cent for Caucasians.Overall, the researchers said 95 per cent of respondents were comfortable with their offspring and grandchildren dating a Chinese person and 75 per cent were comfortable with Caucasians.For instance, 91.2 per cent of Malays in the 26 to 35 age group were comfortable about their offspring dating Chinese, compared with 85.7 per cent for dating Caucasians and 81.3 per cent for dating Indians.Among Indians in the same age category, 89.3 per cent of them were comfortable about their offspring dating Chinese, compared with 87.5 per cent for Caucasians and 75.4 per cent for Malays. Now, however, social scientists have examined them exhaustively and empirically. These are truisms known to anyone who has watched 10 minutes of a teen movie or spent 10 minutes in a high school cafeteria.Only 65 per cent of respondents were comfortable with their children or grandchildren dating Malays, while On this, IPS senior research fellow Mathew Mathews said at a media briefing on Wednesday: “Some would say this is prejudice or it could just be the sense that because culture continues to be seen as an important aspect of people’s future and how their children are brought up, and the avoidance of all sorts of clashes and issues (in future).” The findings indicate that Singapore “is still not the multicultural nirvana that some would expect”, said Dr Mathews.For instance, despite high levels of interest expressed, generally less than half of respondents regularly experienced or participated in the practices and activities of other cultures.
(Humans tend to partner with mates that look and act like them.The researchers added that given the current levels of inter-cultural exchange, “it is worth considering if more can be done to promote greater interaction, engagement and learning across the racial groups”.In the Darwinian world of high-school dating, freshman girls and senior boys have the highest chances of successfully partnering up. And they have found that for the most part, they're accurate.In real terms, that means couples with the same socioeconomic, racial, and religious background are common.In high-school terms, that means math nerds date math nerds, though members of the debate team may also qualify.) he or she seeks in a partner as well as what he or she ends up getting.