Interracial dating research
In sum, the lesson to be learned in all of this is that it must suck to be a black person looking for love online.
The research, published in suggests that, in America, at least, a person’s race still plays a big role in who gets asked out on a date.
The study, “Differing shades of Colour: Online dating preferences of biracial individuals”, examined the profiles and racial preferences of 1,200 men and women on the US version of the dating site
Based on the social exchange theory, the reason the half White bi-racial people prefer to date members from their “White side” is that they are looking to “trade up’, or date within their own group, rather than date “downwards” by seeking partners who are in the ‘collective black’ group (e.g.
blacks and dark-skinned Hispanics), which are considered a “lower racial class”, per the academic research in this area.