Race and dating preferences
Researchers studied whether same-race preferences in online dating could be drawn neatly along ideological lines.
Those who identified as politically conservative were more candid in their same-race preference than liberals or moderates.
Even Asian women, by a small margin, preferred the company of white men to that of Asian men.
A related study at Columbia tried to estimate how much men of different ethnic groups would need to earn to become as desirable to a woman as a man of her own race.
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