One instance of claimed exploration is this study done back in October by the dating site OKCupid in which they mined their data to see how race and gender affected your chances at the site. Whether it's due to talkativeness, loneliness, or a sense of plain decency, black women are by far the most likely to respond to a first contact attempt.
And they did everything they could to stop filming,” recalled, Katharine Houghton, the actress who played the female half of the America’s first on screen bi-racial couple.“They kept saying, ‘Nobody’s going to ever come and see this film.
While things have come a long way, we all know racism still exist, even in dating.
According to Pew Research Center data, the share of all interracial or interethnic marriages in America is at a historic high of 8.4%. Compare that with 1980, when less than 7% of new marriages took place between interracial couples and the share of overall marriages was just 3%. In 1987, Pew found that only 13% of Americans completely agreed that interracial dating was acceptable; that share grew to 56% in 2009.
Online dating sites like Ok Cupid and Tinder have given researchers a new window into how people conceptualize what they want (or don’t want) in a romantic partner.
As it turns out, race is a huge factor when it comes to making romantic connections online, one that puts certain groups at persistent, structural disadvantages.