If you don’t have enough jerks in your life, sign up for an online dating app.
How racist are Americans when it comes to selecting a mate? He only included heterosexual interactions between users who self-identified with the site's five largest racial categories: Black, White, Asian (East Asian), Hispanic/Latino and Indian.
has doubled in the past 30 years, according to online dating habits, we're still pretty racist. To examine how racial prejudice affects our romantic decisions, Kevin Lewis, a sociologist at the University of California at San Diego, analyzed messages sent by more than 126,000 Ok Cupid users over a two-and-a-half month period.
A few clicks put online dating in the rear-view mirror. Regardless of the type of app or site, online dating works better for some than others — a lot better, in fact.
Chief among them was that I did not want to participate in platforms where users are given tools to discriminate based on race.
Because people become the most neurotic versions of themselves on their quest for True Love, and that’s totally allowed. Here’s the thing: when asked during in-person meetings, 90% of my clients report having racial preferences. And I’m not just talking about white-on-white preferences.