“Both men and women of all political persuasions act as if they prefer same-race relationships even when they claim not to,” the researchers wrote.
When someone sees another person’s face, their brain, subconsciously and automatically, runs through a litany of images and associations, each coming with their own individual value judgment, that help that person make sense of the world.
One method psychologists use to isolate these judgments is through a process called the Implicit Association Test.
Rudder found that people of different races tend to match each other at roughly even rates.
The matching rates of each group to all the others spanned only a small range of 56 to 62 percent comparability.
That is not even remotely close to how it works in real life. Black men and women get far fewer responses to their initial inquiries then virtually any other group across the board. White women strongly prefer men of their own race to all other races or ethnicities.
Asian and Hispanic women are actually more likely to respond to white guys than Asian or Hispanic men. “Ok Cupid users are certainly no more open-minded than they used to be,” he wrote in a blog post.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.There’s a good chance, however, the growing prevalence of online dating may actually be having the effect of breaking down racial barriers instead of erecting new ones.The rate at which members of each Zodiac group respond to messages from other Zodiac signs is basically identical for every possible match.This distribution of compatibility across the astrological spectrum should probably both tell you about how little astrological signs actually matter and also serve as a useful control group for looking at how Ok Cupid users deal with race.Now such sentiments are relegated to shadowy Internet message boards and corners of right-wing talk radio.