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Sometimes you fall for someone for more than their skin colour and it's not an intense fascination at all, it's simply because you love them.
Furthermore, if a white man only dated white women, no one would look twice.
A surprise in the report, however, is that the city of Victoria, with only 11 per cent of residents belonging to a visible minority, comes in third in Canada for the proportion of couples in mixed unions, at 7.2 per cent.
When comparing the proportion of all visible minorities who take part in mixed unions, this new Statistics Canada data reveals that only nine per cent of visible minorities in Metro Vancouver are in mixed unions. But in Victoria the data shows a whopping 30 per cent of them are in mixed unions.
(Photo: Peter Shanks) Metro Vancouver has more couples in mixed unions per capita than any other Canadian city.
Toronto has the second highest percentage of couples in mixed unions at 8.2 per cent.
Across Canada the statistics agency said the proportion of inter-ethnic couples has “gradually increased” — at the rate of about one percentage point each decade.