But it does seem to provide something that’s been lacking from the world of online-dating trends — some hopeful news that biases may be breaking down and discrimination may be getting weaker as people text their way to love.
White folks, both male and female, overwhelmingly made more contact with whites, which is hardly surprising since there are more white people on the site to choose from.
White folks were the most likely to seek out people of another race.
As much as we like to think that America is a postracial society, Americans still prefer to date someone from their race.
Studies have shown that this preference is stronger than almost any other when it comes to finding mates, although it’s not entirely clear why.
In fact, these people logged 115% more interracial exchanges in the two-and-a-half-month study period between them than OKCupid members of a similar background and region who had not been contacted by a person from another race.