I'm pouting about having work tomorrow and watching The Golden Girls and noticed something.
If I remember correctly, the younger ladies—Rose, Blanche, and Dorothy—only ever dated white men—and mostly WASPs at that (well except for the priest Dorothy accidentally dated).
I find this interesting. This was the 80s and there weren't many interracial relationships on the air (there aren't that many now). The girls go through so many men (Miles was there twice!), but there's no person of color for the younger girls...
Sophia on the other hand, had that flirtation with the Japanese gardener, the African American guy with dementia, and the Jewish man who Dorothy's friend was a bitch to.
So why does she get more men? Because she's older and the audience views her as not having sex so it isn't threatening?