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The growing multiracial population in the United States is likely to change not just the overall racial landscape but the most intimate arenas of personal life. Creating a New Racial Order : How Immigration, Multiracialism, Genomics, and the Young Can Remake Race in America.
How will this affect dating and marriage patterns in the United States?
We recently completed a study of how multiracial daters fare in a mainstream online dating website.
Lundquist, Associate Dean of Research, Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Massachusetts Amherst, [email protected]: Curington, Celeste Vaughan, Ken-Hou Lin, and Jennifer Hickes Lundquist. “Positioning Multiraciality in Cyberspace: Treatment of Multiracial Daters in an Online Dating Website.” Hochschild, Jennifer L., Vesla M.
I am possibly being relocated to Dallas and am wondering what the city is like in terms of diversity, dating and meeting new people.
People didn't approach others for conversation, at the bar for example.
It seemed more reserved than the Midwest where people will approach and begin conversation.
These findings provide us with potential insight into the social meaning of multiraciality in the post-civil rights era United States and how demographic changes in racial identification operate at the level of everyday interactions. Using 2003-2010 data from one of the largest dating websites in the United States, we examined nearly 6.7 million initial messages sent between heterosexual women and men.Specifically, we looked into how often Asian-white, black-white, and Hispanic-white daters received a response to their messages compared to their monoracial counterparts.We call this the multiracial “dividend effect,” something that has never before been reported in the existing literature on dating and mate preferences.This finding suggests that the treatment of multiracial people may in certain circumstances be more complex than is commonly recognized in research on racial hierarchies.