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ERIC Number: EJ921484
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Mar
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 63
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0037-7732
Patterns of Racial-Ethnic Exclusion by Internet Daters
Robnett, Belinda; Feliciano, Cynthia
Social Forces, v89 n3 p807-828 Mar 2011
Using data from 6070 U.S. heterosexual internet dating profiles, this study examines how racial and gender exclusions are revealed in the preferences of black, Latino, Asian and white online daters. Consistent with social exchange and group positions theories, the study finds that whites are least open to out-dating and that, unlike blacks, Asians and Latinos have patterns of racial exclusion similar to those of whites. Like blacks, higher earning groups including Asian Indians, Middle Easterners and Asian men are highly excluded, suggesting that economic incorporation may not mirror acceptance in intimate settings. Finally, racial exclusion in dating is gendered; Asian males and black females are more highly excluded than their opposite-sex counterparts, suggesting that existing theories of race relations need to be expanded to account for gendered racial acceptance. (Contains 1 figure, 3 tables and 13 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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