Columbia university reveals racial preferences in dating
MORE FROM QUARTZ: Nissan's Newest Sports Car Was Inspired by the Stealth Bomber 2/3 of my Students Never Showed Up, But Half of Them Passed Neither Apple nor Samsung Should Play the Race Card in Their Patent Trial The data shown below come from the Facebook dating app, Are You Interested, which works like this: Users in search of someone for a date or for sex flip through profiles of other users and, for each one, click either "yes" (I like what I see) or "skip" (show me the next profile).
One is a close friend of mine, whom I set-up with my husband’s friend.When economists began broadly applying their theories of rational choice-making, love and marriage were among the first areas they colonized.Nobel Prize winner Gary Becker laid the foundations back in 1973 with his two-part article "A Theory of Marriage." Becker imagined society as an immense cocktail party with rational-minded daters searching for the most desirable partner who would have them.Its users skew older than Tinder’s—about two-thirds of AYI users are older than 35, according to a spokesperson.I hadn’t been on Tinder for long before I realized something was wrong: Hardly anyone was reciprocating my interest. None of my close friends, many of whom relied exclusively on the dating app to meet singles, seemed to be encountering this problem. Was there a grammatical error in my personal statement? What they found was that users placed a premium on members of their own race.