A great many people meet romantic partners in the work place. In fact according to one survey of married couples, the most common way people met their future spouse was at their workplace. I'd like to quote, for a moment, another member of this forum from another thread: And I agree with these comments. You know for many people it is hard to find a partner, and if it wasn't for the workplace, they might be single for a very long time, maybe even never found a spouse. (Or they might just get desperate and eventually settle for someone their not as compatible with) It sounds kind of funny but a lot of highway patrol officers end up meeting their future wife when they are writing speeding tickets. I even read about a lesbian prison guard who met her partner in a women's correctional facility. I wonder, what will be the rate of romantic hookups as these workplaces become more and more diverse? I know there are many people here who want to completely deny racial differences make any difference whatsoever in the dating game, but that's not really true. Even many mixed-race couples will admit there are challenges and difficulties that come with the territory. And then like it or not you also have a lot of individuals who say certain races are not their "type". I'm just saying the chances of romantic encounter between two people go down when they're not the same ethnicity. This is an issue that has long faced minorities, and why they often move to higher population cities where it will be easier to meet other people who are like them. No doubt it puts them at some degree of sexual disadvantage, because when there's a smaller pool of potential sexual partners, you'll have a genetic bottleneck effect. For those of you who may know nothing about this, this is something conservation biologists are often concerned about, because when a population of endangered species goes down below a certain threshold in an area, the species population can start showing signs of reduced genetic fitness. So they'll often want to bring in members of the species from another area to bring a wider assortment of genes into the local genepool, to help combat that local population from going extinct. Here's a little more information about that, if anyone really wanted to read about it: https://bmcevolbiol.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1471-2148-10-33 So what I'm saying is that more human diversity may ironically lead to more of a bottleneck effect within each race group that constitutes a minority in the overall population. Some might say the obvious solution is for all the humans in the population to just mix, as if there were no race groups. But that is not without potential problems either, for example there's outbreeding depression (just as too much inbreeding is not a good thing between members that are too closely related to each other, the far opposite of that may not be good either) and speciation (different groups within the same species diverging from each other and adapting through natural selection to specialize in occupying a certain place in the ecology web). I'm not going to discuss too much in this thread because that's a complicated and contentious subject that deserves its own thread devoted to that discussion. But back to the original point, what effects are more diversity in the workplace likely to have on the formation of romantic relationships in society? Are there going to be effects that weren't anticipated, and will people even realize these effects are happening?