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Offline, you might have fewer opportunities to meet someone of another race to begin with, based on where you live or how homogenous your networks of family and friends are, but online, there's less of a barrier. Quartz, a business and marketing website, recently released data on the Facebook dating app Are You Interested (AYI), which connects singles within the confines of their direct and indirect Facebook networks.
All men except Asians preferred Asian women, while all except black women preferred white men.And the actual content of the messages wasn't included in the data, so there's no guarantee the reply wasn't "LOOLOL IN UR DREAMS." But online dating provides a new vantage point from which to examine interracial dating preferences, since the dating pool is virtually unlimited.With traditional dating networks, scholars have found it hard to qualify how much of self-segregation in the dating pool has to do with internal prejudice, versus structural issues in an already-segregated society.Quartz' data are based on a series of yes or no questions about who users are interested in, as well as response rates between users, once notified of a potential suitor.The data show that white men and Asian women receive the most interest, whereas black men and women receive the least amount of interest (see headline photo for the complex picture of racial preference by gender).However people were more willing to reply to a user of a different race than they were to initiate contact.
And right after they did so, for about a week, they were more likely to start a conversation with someone of another race.
With a schism between what people say and what they do—between what they say and what they unconsciously think—surveys of racial attitudes are always already quite limited.
People can say whatever they want—that race doesn’t matter, that they don’t see color—but when it comes to selecting a partner, and the selection criteria are formalized through profiles and response decisions, we, as individuals and a society, can no longer hide from ourselves.
A new study of racism in Ok Cupid messaging finds a bit of hope in a sea of largely same-race interactions.
He found that people from all racial backgrounds disproportionately contacted users from their same racial background.
The numbers blare back at us, forcing us to prosume uncomfortable cultural and identity meanings both personally and collectively.