The University of Massachusetts-Amherst and University of Texas researchers analyzed millions of messages on an unidentified dating service from 2003 to 2010, measuring the rate of reciprocation between online love birds.White men, in particular, were most likely to respond to mixed Asian-white women, in proportion to the rest of their choices.
Christian Rudder, the site’s co-founder, says: “OKCupid users are certainly no more open-minded than they used to be.
If anything, racial bias has intensified a bit.” A close friend, Sarah, is living proof of this.
Any non-white person who has online dated will know that race always comes into it.
Even if you don’t explicitly mention it, your inbox will inevitably contain messages from people fetishising your colour.
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