The researchers found evidence that people are more inclined to seek dating partners who have similar political characteristics as them but that other factors, such as religion or race, are more significant in determining relationships than political similarity.Huber, a resident fellow of the Institution for Social and Policy Studies and the Center for the Study of American Politics, recently spoke to Yale News about his work. Your article covers two studies, the first of which was based on a survey experiment. In the first study we took real photos and profiles from online dating sites and randomly manipulated the religion and politics expressed in those profiles.The graphs below show the attraction “preferences vs.the average.” Basically, they show For example, this first graph shows that, in 2014, Asian men found Asian women to be 15% more attractive than the average woman.
For people like Jeff who are seeking romance and marriage on the web, a potential mate’s religious profile is the most important of all.We provide a unique test of contact, conflict, and in-group identification theories.We show that individuals uniformly prefer to date same-race partners and that there is a hierarchy of preferences both among natives and minority groups. Europeans living in countries with a large foreign-born population have an increased preference for minority groups.A couple of months ago, I was sitting at a bar minding my own business when the woman next to me did something strange.Surrounded by potential partners, she pulled out her phone, hid it coyly beneath the counter, and opened the online dating app Tinder.