Sunday, October 22, 2017
The researchers hypothesized that online dating would take people out of their social networks. Since our networks still tend to be mono-racial, expanding them by algorithm into a much broader world is likely to make them more diverse.
The rapid increase in racial intermarriage matches the predictions of the model.
Yes, some people specify that they only wants to see potential dates of their own race. But most people do not.
This is from a correlation study, so take it with a grain of salt.
One interesting side note: A steady ten percent of marriages seem to come from college connections. Since about a quarter of Americans go to college, this is an extraordinarily high proportion of marriages in the college class.