download interracial marriage social connection, marital conflict and divorce pdf - 1. 8 mb rates of intermarriage have increased in the united states, especially since legal barriers were removed in 1967. Using census data, stevens and tyler (1998) estimate that the percentage of all marriages which were interracial (not including hispanics as a.). This increase in interracial marriages clearly goes hand in hand with the rise of online dating. As explained by hergovich and ortega in their paper on social integration via online dating, we used to marry people to whom we were somehow connected. Since we were more connected to people similar to us, we were also likely to marry someone from our own race. wikipedia defines an interracial marriage as a form of marriage outside a specific social group involving spouses who belong to different socially-defined races or racialized ethnicities. Interracial marriages have become more common in recent years as people have become more open minded or at least have become confident enough to stand by what they believe. when viewing the idea of investment in social capital through the lens of race, one could argue that in an interracial relationship, the minority partner trades their achievement (assuming that they are high-achieving) for the social capital that the white partners race provides. As an interracial couple, you will possibly face extra challenges in your marriage from people outside your marriage.