Racial preference in gay dating
Do these potentially racist acts of self-presentation on Grindr influence the dynamics of the dating and hook-up realm offline?
We examine racial preferences in dating using data that allow for the direct observation of decisions of randomly paired individuals in a Speed Dating experiment.
Black males get fewer responses overall—in fact, black gay men get over twenty percent fewer responses than non-black gay men.
Additionally, in response to the profile-related question, “Would you strongly prefer to date someone of your own skin color/racial background?
Ok Cupid, an online dating site with an app component available for smartphones, has released data regarding response rates to messages and the way that rates are correlated with race.
In a fascinating data representation that they’ve released on their blog, a chart illustrates that white gay men are the least likely to respond to messages, but especially when these messages come from non-white males.