Attitudes toward interracial dating
But the survey focused on people's attitudes toward interracial dating and their own assessments of their behavior — not on their actual behavior.Data from OKCupid, described in a 2014 blog post, suggests that people's attitudes and behavior around interracial dating can differ, drastically."Our model predicts nearly complete racial integration upon the emergence of online dating, even if the number of partners that individuals meet from newly formed ties is small," the authors write in the paper.The authors of that study note that the number of interracial marriages in the US has, in fact, increased substantially since online dating became a popular way to meet people — though they can't say for sure that online dating caused the increase.Millennials are no exception to this trend: Large majorities of 18-to-29 year olds express support for interracial marriage within their families, and the level of acceptance in this generation is greater than in other generations.The Pew Research Center’s recent report on racial attitudes in the U.If anything, racial bias has intensified a bit." Consider: In 2009, Asian men on OKCupid rated black women, on average, 16% less attractive than the average woman.In 2014, Asian men rated black women 20% less attractive.
Respondents were 4,244 people (not just Tinder users) ages 24 to 25 living in the US, the UK, Australia, and France.
As many as 63% said they've felt more confident about dating people from different races or ethnicities when online dating.
And 66% said that online dating services have made it easier to meet potential partners of a different race or ethnicity.
The researchers reached their conclusion by creating upwards of 10,000 randomly generated societies.
Then they simulated the connections made through online dating in each society.