Sociology articles on interracial dating
Generally, white gay men and straight women avoid non-white daters.In a study published in the upcoming issue of the journal , UMass Amherst associate dean Jennifer Lundquist and University of Texas Austin assistant professor of sociology Ken-Hou Lin analyzed the racial characteristics of 9 million registered users and 200 million messages from one of the largest and most popular U. dating websites that offers both heterosexual and same-sex dating services for millions of active users.“Our findings suggest that straight men and women differ significantly, and that more race-open preferences held by heterosexual men are similar to lesbians while gay men’s less race-open preferences are more similar to heterosexual women,” Lundquist says.“The general pattern for inter-group interaction is that all four white groups are most likely to contact or respond other white daters; however, when interactions do occur with non-white daters, it is initiated most often by straight white men, second most often by white lesbians, third most often by gay white men and least often by straight white women.” The study found some variations in the specifics of interracial relationships.
In this study they examine the preferences of white daters; their ongoing research also examines the racial preferences of non-white daters.
Being in an interracial relationship, I can attest to the fact that it’s not all roses despite the notion that it appears that there’s a greater level of tolerance. We need to know what those challenges are in order to support those unions and educate Canadians on the realities of those relationships.
Since 1991, the numbers of people in these types of unions have been increasing, but there’s not much empirical investigation in terms of what’s happening in their lives.
Kim, a white woman raised on Cape Cod, met Al, who is black, in 1993 after she came to Jackson’s Tougaloo College to study history.
Together, they run Cool Al’s — a popular hamburger restaurant — while raising a 12-year-old son and 10-year-old daughter in the state with the nation’s lowest percentage (0.7) of multiracial residents.
My first paper from this project, "Searching for a Mate: The Rise of the Internet as a Social Intermediary" was published in the August 2012 issue of the American Sociological Review. Young adults experience the independent life stage after they have left their parents' homes, but before they have settled down to start their own family.