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In online dating, multiracial men and women are preferred above all other groups

Curington, Celeste Vaughan (2015) In online dating, multiracial men and women are preferred above all other groups. USApp– American Politics and Policy Blog (23 Jul 2015). Website.

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Abstract

Over the last two decades, online dating has become progressively more acceptable – and popular. It has become so popular that preferences in the online dating market also reflect the reality of racial discrimination in the U.S. In new research, researchers Celeste Vaughan Curington and colleagues examine the experience of multiracial individuals in online dating. They find that there may be a “dividend effect” where multiracial men and women are preferred above all other groups, including Whites, an effect which could be attributed to cultural representations of multiracials as exotic, sexual, trendy, and attractive.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2015 The Author, USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog, The London School of Economics and Political Science.; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 12 Aug 2015 12:34
Last Modified: 29 Jun 2020 23:11
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/63117

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