For a few specific multiracial gender groups, we find evidence for a dividend effect, where multiracial men and women are preferred above all other groups, including Whites.
This paper examines the interactions of white gay and straight online daters who have access to a large market of potential partners by modeling dyadic messaging behaviors.Results show that racial preferences are highly gendered, and do not line up neatly by gay or straight identity.White lesbians and straight men show the weakest same-race preference, followed by gay men, while straight women show the strongest same-race preference.Ken Solin Bio Ken Solin is a Dating Expert for The Huffington Post, AARP, About.com, and Maria Shriver, and has written about boomer sex, dating, and relationships for a decade.Ken’s new book, Your Guy is Out There, Dating Tips for Women Over 50 will be available as an e Book and audiobook in September.
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Using data from one of the largest dating websites in the United States, we examine how monoracial daters respond to initial messages sent by multiracial daters with various White/non-White racial and ethnic makeups.
multiracial population has grown substantially in the past decades, yet little is known about how these individuals are positioned in the racial hierarchies of the dating market.
We test four different theories: hypodescent, multiracial in-betweenness, White equivalence, and what we call a multiracial dividend effect.
We find no evidence for the operation of hypodescent.
Asian-White daters, in particular, are afforded a heightened status, and Black-White multiracials are treated as an in-between group.