Study Shows Racial Segregation in Online Dating
1 year ago
'Segregation remains a state of mind,' experts say
A recent study revealed that singles using online dating platforms including Match.com and OKCupid.com keep to dating inside their race.
Researchers at the University of California Berkeley concluded after analyzing a million Web sites that whites are highly unlikely to contact black singles, and vice-versa when trying to find a potential suitor.
"When the constraints of segregation are lifted by technology, what do people do? They don't act all that differently,"Gerald Mendelsohn, PhD told TheGrio.com. "Segregation remains a state of mind as much as it is a physical reality."
The study pokes another hole through the notion that America is a post-racial society.
A 2009 study also revealed that across all sites, black women were most likely to get fewer interaction and replies.