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

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    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. Continue reading