Dating industry stats
I was at a party when I spied “Dataclysm,” a number-crunching book written by Ok Cupid Co-Founder Christian Rudder, on an end table. It’s definitely made me think twice about who I respond to online.” OK, first of all, isn’t racist — the book’s data reveals certain racial biases in online attractiveness (measured by likes and response rates), but online dating isn’t at fault for user behavior.Now, I try to avoid talking about dating industry trends in my real life, but I love this book, so I couldn’t help but ask the party’s host what she thought of its many stats. Racial attitudes influence online dating in fundamental ways, and learning more about those patterns can help individuals be more conscious of their choices and feel more open to dating people of all races.Digital technology and smartphones in particular have transformed many aspects of our society, including how people seek out and establish romantic relationships.
Racial biases are usually negative, but sometimes they involve giving preferential treatment to particular types of people.Many online daters enlist their friends in an effort to put their best digital foot forward.