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This distribution of compatibility across the astrological spectrum should probably both tell you about how little astrological signs actually matter and also serve as a useful control group for looking at how Ok Cupid users deal with race.
Using the signs of the Zodiac as an example, Rudder found that every single Zodiac sign matches every other Zodiac sign at exactly the same 60 percent compatibility rate—save for a one point drop for inter-Aquarius pairings.
The rate at which members of each Zodiac group respond to messages from other Zodiac signs is basically identical for every possible match.
Online dating sites like Ok Cupid and Tinder have given researchers a new window into how people conceptualize what they want (or don’t want) in a romantic partner.
As it turns out, race is a huge factor when it comes to making romantic connections online, one that puts certain groups at persistent, structural disadvantages.
Whether liberal or conservative, the biases were present among pretty much everyone. It worked at a speed faster than that of rational thought—on a level that people weren’t even conscious of.
“If you take an IAT, you may notice a familiar feeling,” recounted writer Zach Stafford in a recent opinion piece in the Daily Dot.And yet, while the actual number of interracial relationships in the United States is certainly climbing, the overwhelming majority of Americans are in relationships with another person of their same race.In 2010, only about 15 percent of new marriages were interracial—bringing the total number up to 8.4 percent from 3.2 percent in 1980.The major takeaway, judging from the numbers, is that almost all groups should be about equally compatible with each other.That is not even remotely close to how it works in real life. Black men and women get far fewer responses to their initial inquiries then virtually any other group across the board. White women strongly prefer men of their own race to all other races or ethnicities.Based on random matching alone, the expected proportion of interracial relationships in the United States should be as high as 44 percent.