Discrimination on dating sites
Some profiles to reflect a desire to date people only of the same race, others indicate the subscriber is open to dating someone of another race or of any race.Using these user-generated profiles, researchers compared their stated racial preferences with the races of the people they ended up contacting.
He'd simply made a blanket statement regarding sexual attraction based on race, which was in the same neighborhood but on a different street.
I’d also be curious about how these patterns of race overlap and intersect with sexuality.
The research I’ve seen so far has looked almost exclusively at patterns among heterosexuals at online dating sites.
It’s a question that needs to be put to the test, and online dating sites are an excellent way to do that, in part because of the user profiles, where race is an issue.
Mendelsohn’s study involved evaluating the user profiles on an (unnamed) online dating site, and looking at the ones that indicated some sort of racial preference.