Does race matter in online dating

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Christian Rudder, the site’s co-founder, says: “OKCupid users are certainly no more open-minded than they used to be.

If anything, racial bias has intensified a bit.” A close friend, Sarah, is living proof of this.

Any non-white person who has online dated will know that race always comes into it.

Even if you don’t explicitly mention it, your inbox will inevitably contain messages from people fetishising your colour.

The writers at Quartz summarize the findings as follows: Unfortunately the data reveal winners and losers.

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After three months of chatting online, John proposed to Edelisa – before they'd met in person.I personally consider white females to be on average, more attractive than females from other races and I have Indian, Black and Asian friends who agree, some of whom don't care for females of their own race.I think physical attraction should play a role in a relationship and in many cases I think race largely influences that.A man messaged her, telling her how attractive he thought her “Latino tan” was.When she pointed out that she was actually Indian, and naturally brown, he stopped replying immediately.

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