At an individual level, how someone fills in hir preferences and the way s/he engages (or refuses to engage) interested parties, tells that individual a lot about who s/he is.But dating sites, at a cultural level, are incredibly revealing even before the first user signs up.She writes about social psychology and new technologies.Jenny is a weekly contributor for the Cyborglogy blog (Cyborgology.org), where this piece first appeared.These numbers reflect different people year-to-year. Together the charts fold in data from some 25 million accounts.One interesting thing is to compare what you see above with what those same users have And yet the underlying behavior has stayed the same.As such, it’s different from a look at, say, unemployment numbers or test scores. the average.” Think of them as how people weigh race in deciding attraction.So, for example, in the bottom-right corner of the lower table, you see that white women think white men are 17% more attractive than the average guy.
They also tell us that we care about things like income, physical (dis)ability and body size, exposing the range of isms that American prefer not to speak of in polite company, and certainly refrain from applying to themselves.As shown by Quartz, "we" fetishize Asian women while devaluing blacks.With a schism between what people say and what they do; between what they say and what the unconsciously think, surveys of racial attitudes are always already quite limited.It’s a night for our country to celebrate, and for the world to celebrate.”Meanwhile, that same evening, American Google Searches for the word “nigger” hit an all-time high.†† I learned this from the work of Seth Stephens-Davidowitz, a researcher at Google.) a few questions always seem to come up. And, similarly, it’s not outliers among the women driving the results. Anytime you’re trying to make an impression on a stranger.It’s a wholesale phenomenon: the ratings for an entire population are shifted down. And science has long known that bonuses accrue to beautiful people: they have better outcomes at work and at school, more success with juries, even live longer lives, and so on.