White Online Daters Rarely Date Black People

Is the online dating world just as segregated as the real one?

White Online Daters Rarely Date Black People

Is the online dating world just as segregated as the real one?

-Libby Keatinge

dating black and whiteWhites prefer dating other whites, but black males are more open to dating outside of their race, a new survey conducted by the University of California at Berkeley shows. Researchers studied the preferences of over 1 million online daters, and although many stated they were open to dating other races, the people they actually contacted illustrated much different trends.

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80 percent of activity initiated by whites was with other whites, while just 3 percent of that went to blacks. Meanwhile, only 5 percent of white users responded to contact from someone of another race. Jerry Mendelsohn, the U.C. Berkeley scientist who led the study, had some theories about this activity. Check out YourTango to see what they are!

Libby Keatinge is a senior editor at BettyConfidential.


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