A young brunette and a dark-skinned man are strolling about downtown on a nice evening, looking idly into the storefront windows they walk past. It’s not what you think. I was meeting up for drinks with a group of coworkers and as it happened, most of us were running late except the above-mentioned brunette and the Black coworker of mine, who were not a couple. To kill time while waiting for the rest of the group, they walked around for a bit. Later, she described to me the shock of noticing people’s reactions to the sight of them as a presumed couple. She said that she’s never experienced that before: every person she passed either gave her dagger-looks or froze her out. “How can somebody choose to live that way?” she asked.The question of whether the motivation for mudsharking is eugenic or psychological tends to depend upon the attractiveness of the woman involved. My feeling is that it largely depends upon the age and attractiveness of the woman involved.
The older and less attractive a woman is, the more likely it is that her motivation is essentially eugenic; she's trading down in race in order to trade up in fitness. A fat, 35-year-old white woman is going to be able to attract a much more physically fit and younger man if she goes black, after all, even though it means she is probably going to bear the financial burden for her children. That's an easily understood choice, particularly for the sort of low-IQ, short-time-preferenced women one sees choosing that option.
The younger a woman is, the more naive and malleable she is. She is highly aware of the drama that "breaking the taboo" will create, and all the attention it will draw, but she is unaware of, or at the very least, does not believe in, the heavy social price that she will pay over time. And why should she, when the media is constantly telling her that she is cool and morally superior and progressive, and even her parents are afraid to tell her the truth? Also, young girls are much more likely to be susceptible to the more aggressive "yeah, come on baby" low-IQ African forms of courtship than more experienced women, who find them ridiculous and repellent.
The more attractive the woman is, the more options she has. So, the attractive woman's decision to mudshark is much more likely to be purposeful, and therefore pathological in nature, unless she is quite young. The exception, of course, being the attractive white women who get involved with wealthy black celebrities, in which case they are usually just ruthless fame whores who didn't happen to land a white celebrity.
I saw a pair of mudsharks a few months ago, one with children, one without. They were the only two Europeans who were in the small African group at a town festival; the short, overweight mother looked downright depressed while the other woman, an attractive, but heavily tattooed blonde, was carrying herself in an extremely aggressive manner and was obviously hyperaware of the fact that people were looking at her in disapproval.
I could only conclude that some women are so desperate to stand out that they prefer social rejection and open contempt to the moderate amount of attention that their looks would otherwise command.
I very much doubt there are any studies available, but I hypothesize that mudsharks have much higher rates of divorce than women who do not miscegenate regardless of whether they eventually marry a man of their own race or not. It's even possible that the 100 percent higher rate of WF-BM divorce is not primarily a consequence of the interracial nature of the marriage or the higher rate of black infidelity, but rather, the psychologically problematic nature of the mudshark.