If race is still an issue in arenas such as sports, the justice system, and hiring, how does it play out in our social lives?
Emir Kamenica, professor of economics at Chicago Booth, Columbia University's Raymond J.
After logging in, they click through a series of Web pages featuring people who meet their criteria, connected via live video.
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It's unclear why racial preferences in dating exist, and why their intensity varies by gender: Just as the females of many species are often the choosier ones, might there be evolutionary reasons behind why women are pickier about the race of their potential mates? When the researchers compared equally picky men and women, who in equal proportion requested follow-up dates with the people they met speed dating, "even here, we find women are much more sensitive to race than men." Another study, by Günter J.
On the issue of whether racial preferences in dating will dissolve over time, he says, "One would hope!Women put greater weight on the intelligence and the race of partner, while men respond more to physical attractiveness.Moreover, men do not value women's intelligence or ambition when it exceeds their own.We study dating behavior using data from a Speed Dating experiment where we generate random matching of subjects and create random variation in the number of potential partners.Our design allows us to directly observe individual decisions rather than just final matches.