Preferred partners dating
In other words, these two unique race-specific representations of multiracials – as exotic and sexual and trendy and attractive- work together to reinforce the multiracial dividend effect in online dating.Yet, there is likely another important dynamic at play.In other words, Black women and men and White women and Men respond more frequently to Black-White daters than to Black daters, though they privilege Whiteness over Black multiraciality. With its larger representation of mixed-race and single race minority daters, the online dating world is a unique context where physical appearance and sexualized/racialized perceptions of potential daters becomes particularly pronounced.While it may be tempting to make the claim that the existence of this “dividend effect” in online dating indicates a lessening of racial discrimination experienced by White-non/White multiracials overall, I warn against using these findings to generalize to U. For example, a generation of qualitative researchers found that multiracial women are subject to intense fetishization rooted in a long history of the mainstream American media representing mixed race women as exotic and sexually wanton. 2000 Census sparked an increase in representation of multiracial individuals and mixed-race families in general.
Our data is too context-specific to make such claims.Nine characteristics were identified and combined into three overarching categories: physical, lifestyle, and personality characteristics.These three personal and preferred partner characteristics were examined for difference by gender, sexual orientation, age and desired relationship type of the advertisers.For example, does Asian-White women’s heightened status in online dating somehow counter a history of U. fetishization of women of color and racial mixture?Or is this heightened status a result of this very dynamic?