It’s a match (?): Tinder use and attitudes toward interracial dating

It’s a match (?): Tinder use and attitudes toward interracial dating

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  • ABSTRACT

    The increased popularity of dating apps such as for example Tinder along with the increase in interracial marriages form the foundation of this research which explores the part played by artistic and cultural cues in people’s decisions that are dating. Utilizing a within-group 2*3 experimental design (N = 331) among a convenience test of adults into the Netherlands, this research provides understanding of how a ethnicity associated with profile pictures and names influence the assessment of a possible date on Tinder. Overall, participants ranked tinder that is caucasian-looking as more appealing and much more probably be their date of preference. Interestingly, this choosing failed to hold when narrowed down seriously to participants distinguishing as Western-European just: They failed to prefer Caucasian-looking or profiles that are sounding. Perceived attractiveness had been demonstrated to partially mediate the option of a profile that is caucasian-looking no matter title.

    Introduction

    The tradition of dating and marrying someone from the same town has made way for relationships that cross geographical, socio-economic, as well as ethnic boundaries over the past few decades. 자세히 보기