“Those who said they were indifferent to the race of a partner were most likely to be young, male and black,” says Gerald Mendelsohn, a psychologist, professor of graduate studies, and lead author of the study, which will soon be submitted for publication. Attempting an optimizing strategy of self-presentation? Our data do not permit us to choose among those alternatives,” the study authors write.Overall, he said, “Whites more than blacks, women more than men and old more than young participants stated a preference for a partner of the same race,” The reluctance of whites to contact blacks was true even for those who claimed they were indifferent to race. An estimated one in five Americans has used an online dating service such as e Harmony or Match.com, and a growing number of urbanites are finding romance via Facebook and other social networking sites.Some said they preferred to date only within their race, others preferred someone outside their race, and yet others said they were open to dating someone of any race.Researchers were then able to compare the online daters stated preferences with whom they actually contacted for a date, and they found profound differences between blacks and whites.
Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, analyzed the racial preferences and online activity of people from the United States who subscribed between 20 to a major Internet dating service.Create your black dating profile today and watch your dating life take off!Black Cupid is part of the well-established Cupid Media network that operates over 30 reputable niche dating sites.In their profiles, the online daters stated if they had a racial preference.Researchers were then able to compare the online daters’ stated preferences with whom they actually contacted for a date, and they found profound differences between blacks and whites.The percentage of couples who have met online is now nearly equal to that of pairs who met through friends or family, according to the researchers.