Daters of all races are welcome to join, and in doing so, they’ll get access to tons of helpful features, including Advanced Search that will allow them to narrow down exactly the type of person they’re looking for.
Sociologists Celeste Curington, Ken-Hou Lin and Jennifer Lundquist said: “The preference of white and Asian men for white-Asian women may reflect the influence of longstanding cultural representations of multiracial women as unique and sexually exotic. Born in Newcastle, he has an English degree from Queen Mary, London and after working for the NHS, trained as a journalist with the Press Association.
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."The most surprising finding from our study is that some white-minority multiracial daters are, in fact, preferred over white daters," the authors write in a press release.
Called the "dividend effect," the authors found that three specific combinations were heavily favored in online dating: Asian-white women, Asian-white men, and Hispanic-white men.
In a country where the number of people who identify as multiracial has grown substantially and 93% of multiracial people identify as white and black, what does dating data show about them? Researchers analyzed data collected between 20 from a major online dating website and combed through 6.7 million messages exchanged between heterosexual men and women.
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.
People are weird about race in the dating world, though, and despite wanting to come off as progressive and open-minded, many dating app users still have racial biases.