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(MORE: Five Phrases to Take Off your Online Dating Profile Now) The increased use of online dating sites has also brought an increase in financial scams and even physical abuse.
A client sued last year, saying she was raped on a date with a repeat sex offender she had met through the site.
For Asian men it was 222%, and for black women it was more than 100%.
But it does seem to provide something that’s been lacking from the world of online-dating trends — some hopeful news that biases may be breaking down and discrimination may be getting weaker as people text their way to love.Lewis examined the interactions of 126,134 newly signed-up members of the online-dating website OKCupid over two and a half months.He found that, indeed, most people very rarely strayed beyond their own ethnicity in reaching out to potential dates.Lewis found that once people had been approached by somebody from a different race, or had gotten a response from one, they were more likely to initiate contact or respond to someone from that race in future interactions.In fact, these people logged 115% more interracial exchanges in the two-and-a-half-month study period between them than OKCupid members of a similar background and region who had not been contacted by a person from another race.
They were more likely to respond to white guys too, but then again, all races were most likely to respond to white guys.