Added: Miriam Drolet - Date: 31.03.2022 18:24 - Views: 34180 - Clicks: 3618
I n the otherwise newfangled world of online dating, an old secret remains: All is not fair in love. This ugly truth was revealed in the book Dataclysm by OkCupid co-founder Christian Rudder, released last year, which used data collected from OkCupid users. Regardless of gender, according to the book, whites are most preferred, while blacks are least preferred.
Asians and Hispanics fall somewhere in between. Toss gender into the quotient, and the facts get even more uncomfortable: Asian men, black women, and black and Latino men are considered the least desirable in the dating market, but Asian and Latina women are seen as the most desirable—perhaps because of fetishization, Rudder suggested. A forthcoming study from the Council on Contemporary Families, to be published in August by the American Sociological Reviewlooks at this very question.
Researchers analyzed data collected between and from a major online dating website and combed through 6. The researchers were looking for how often Asian-white, black-white, and Hispanic-white multiracial people received responses to messages, compared to people of one race. The three groups were the most common multiracial identifications on the site. The response rates are more accurate [as a measurement] since we can actually see what they do. At first glance, there seems to be a remarkable advantage to being multiracial on the online dating scene.
And when they do respond, skin color still plays a role. But being lighter skinned is not the whole story. Virginia Rutter, professor of sociology at Framingham State University, and Stephanie Coontz, professor of history and family studies at Evergreen State College, reviewed the. The two warn against the takeaway that multiracial people are considered more attractive along skin color lines—a far too simple conclusion, they say.
What further complicates these findings more is the exoticizing of multiracial people. But being multiracial might also act as a marker of progressiveness, particularly for Asian-American women.
Write to Tanya Basu at tanya. Getty Images. By Tanya Basu.
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