Black/White dating online: Interracial courtship in the 21st century.

  title={Black/White dating online: Interracial courtship in the 21st century.},
  author={Gerald A. Mendelsohn and Lindsay Shaw Taylor and Andrew T. Fiore and Coye Cheshire},
  journal={Psychology of popular media culture},
We analyzed personal profiles and records of communication for more than a million nationwide users of a major online dating site. White more than Black, women more than men, and old more than young users stated a preference for a same-race partner. Overall, Blacks, especially Black men, proved more open to cross-race dating than did Whites. More than 80% of the contacts initiated by Whites were to Whites, with only 3% to Blacks. This sharp difference held for men and women and even for those… 

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