Internet Daters’ Body Type Preferences: Race–Ethnic and Gender Differences

@article{Glasser2009InternetDB,
  title={Internet Daters’ Body Type Preferences: Race–Ethnic and Gender Differences},
  author={Carol L. Glasser and Belinda Robnett and Cynthia Feliciano},
  journal={Sex Roles},
  year={2009},
  volume={61},
  pages={14 - 33}
}
Employing a United States sample of 5,810 Yahoo heterosexual internet dating profiles, this study finds race-ethnicity and gender influence body type preferences for dates, with men and whites significantly more likely than women and non-whites to have such preferences. White males are more likely than non-white men to prefer to date thin and toned women, while African-American and Latino men are significantly more likely than white men to prefer female dates with thick or large bodies… CONTINUE READING