Not surprisingly, given the high levels of acceptance of interracial marriage among Millennials, nearly all 18-to-29-year-olds (93%) agree with the statement “I think it is all right for blacks and whites to date each other.” Pew Research has tracked responses to this question for more than two decades in its study of American political values, most recently in April 2009.

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It's Tuesday night in a nondescript bar and a speed dating session is currently underway.

Both overall and within each generation, acceptance of interracial marriage is positively associated with being female and with higher levels of education.

And among older generations, those who can count at least some members of other races as friends and those who live outside of the South are also more accepting of interracial marriage.

There is truth to it, I still believe it to be true," Mr Carrol said."She makes sure that I eat something, sometimes I have a tendency to go a long time without eating something. We openly acknowledge that we couldn't live without each other - the first time she said it it made me feel 10 feet tall.""The other side of the coin, men have some kind of idea that they can be bossed around and domineered and all that.

But I hate to break it to you, it doesn't work that way.

When the first Generation Xers began to be tracked in the late 1980s, about two-thirds of this generation (those born between 19) agreed that it was “all right for blacks and whites to date each other.” By the time all members of that generation had reached age 18, fully 85% agreed with the statement — about the same proportion as does so today (86%).

The opinions of Baby Boomers (those born between 19) became more accepting of black-white dating in the early 1990s and have steadily become more so; in recent years, Boomers have become almost as accepting of interracial dating as Gen Xers.

Shaun Comerford, general manager from Fast Impressions said race-based events are really popular.

He said the match rates are much higher because the prospective partners have already ticked one of their boxes.

The oldest generation currently being tracked, the “Silent” generation (those born between 19), has steadily become more racially liberal over time, though they remain significantly less likely to approve of interracial dating than are those in younger generations (68% in 2009).