A new study shows that when it comes to dating, the web is just as segregated as the real world. On their profiles, users stated who they wanted to date.
Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, studied more than one milion online dating profiles to find that whites prefer dating other whites, while young black males are more open to dating outside of their race. Researchers studied the racial preferences and communications habits of users who subscribed to a major online dating service between 20.
Don’t take this the wrong way, it’s not that I mind discussing it, but I just feel like these issues shouldn’t be the first things you think of when we go for a first date.
Each dater can personalize their profile with an assortment of different pics, a bio, their hometown, and the ethnicity they most identify with and search for singles by age, gender, location, nationality, or ethnicity.
Some were indifferent, some preferred to stay within their race, some favored people outside of their race, and the remainder of people were eager and open to dating anyone. Scientists then compared users' stated preferences with the people they actually contacted.
More than 80 percent of activity initiated by whites was with other whites, while just 3 percent of that went to blacks.
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