Patterns of Racial-Ethnic Exclusion by Internet Daters

  title={Patterns of Racial-Ethnic Exclusion by Internet Daters},
  author={B. Robnett and Belinda Cynthia Feliciano},
  journal={Social Forces},
  pages={807 - 828}
Using data from 6070 U.S. heterosexual internet dating profiles, this study examines how racial and gender exclusions are revealed in the preferences of black, Latino, Asian and white online daters. Consistent with social exchange and group positions theories, the study finds that whites are least open to out-dating and that, unlike blacks, Asians and Latinos have patterns of racial exclusion similar to those of whites. Like blacks, higher earning groups including Asian Indians, Middle… Expand
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