Another good strategy was to find a way to be noticeable.
This still holds true today, but it no longer matters who asks whom to go out.
The researchers acknowledge that at the results show a correlation, not a cause and effect, between online dating and interracial marriages.
There are also other factors to consider, such as changing demographics and social attitudes.
So Josue Ortega, from the University of Essex, UK, and Philipp Hergovich, from the University of Vienna, Austria, decided it was time to explore how it affects society.
Not all women are able to work within this new framework, and they must use strategies from the past to assist them.
There's been a huge shift in dating culture in the last two decades.
Today online dating is the second most common way for a heterosexual couple to meet and the most common for homosexual couples.
More recently, apps like Tinder are accelerating the trend.
“It is intriguing that shortly after the introduction of the first dating websites in 1995, like Match.com, the percentage of new marriages created by interracial couples increased rapidly,” the authors explained in a preprint of their study available to view on ar Xiv.