The researchers created more than 10,000 simulations of randomly generated societies and added social connections to them.When connections were made between just a few people of different races, “complete racial integration” would be almost inevitable, meaning that the majority of couples would be interracial.“We don’t always fall in love with our clone so a wider dating net, be it outside of race and ethnicity or tapping into a large LGBTQ pool creates happy unions,” she said.Those unions could also lead to a more harmonious society, the study from Ortega and Hergovich found.
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Being able to search by specific demographics and traits makes it easier to fall into what she calls the “Mc Donaldization” of dating, narrowing down potential partners and eliminating people different from us.
“Young people today are more prone to serial dating and tend to get married later, if they marry at all,” she said.
Sites like OKCupid, and Tinder, all owned by Inter Active Corp In the past, the study said, we largely relied on real-life social networks to meet our mates — friends of friends, colleagues, and neighbors — meaning we largely dated people like ourselves.
Now, as we open our dating pool to strangers, the pool of potential mates has become more diverse, and the online dating world is “benefitting exponentially,” said dating coach Meredith Golden.