Edelisa thought a western man would be "better than a Filipino husband" because they're more responsible and provide better for their children.
John specifically sought out an Asian woman for a partner because "Asian women treat western men better than a white woman might".
JENNY BROCKIE: Okay, but you found white women more attractive or just attractive? It was like a fantasy to me and I thought I can't ever date white woman, I can't ever hold white women's hand or something like that. JENNY BROCKIE: I know it was, it was around six months I think before you two could have a proper conversation? I was, I want to eat something, I couldn't say what I want to eat in English so I just found a word what I wanted in English, in English dictionary and I showed her, I want to eat this.
Oh, okay let's go, something like that, so"¦ JENNY BROCKIE: Okay, I just wonder the extent, Sophie, to which the physical, the sexual attraction kept you going during that time when you didn't have any language, so I'm just interested in how big the physical attraction was for both of you?
Jennifer Lundquist is a US-based sociologist who has studied racial preferences in online dating.
The study found that race plays a big part in people's decisions about who they choose to contact and respond to online.