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Ethnic Preferences in Internet Dating: A Field Experiment
Norwegian social research.
Department of Analysis and Forecasts, Swedish Social Insurance Agency, Stockholm, Sweden.
2014 (English)In: Marriage and Family Review, ISSN 0149-4929, E-ISSN 1540-9635, Vol. 50, no 4, 307-317 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In an Internet field experiment in Sweden, we assessed the importance of ethnicity for successful online dating proposals for men. Randomizing names and occupation and holding physical appearance constant, our findings show that Swedishness is valued in the dating market and Arabs suffer an ethnic penalty, compared with both Swedes and Greeks. This implies that Arabs have a harder time finding dates, also in a frictionless setting as an Internet dating site.

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Taylor & Francis, 2014. Vol. 50, no 4, 307-317 p.
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dating, ethnic, field experiment, Internet, online dating
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-33683DOI: 10.1080/01494929.2013.879554OAI: diva2:747123

Export Date: 15 September 2014

Available from: 2014-09-15 Created: 2014-09-15 Last updated: 2015-07-08Bibliographically approved

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