Two hundred profiles each from 18-50 year old self-identified Asian, Black, Latino or White men and women seeking opposite-sex dates living within 50 miles of New York, Los Angeles, Chicago or Atlanta were collected and coded, for a total sample size of 6,070.
The targeted sample size was 6,400 in order to allow for robust statistical tests of differences across three strata: gender, race, and metropolitan area.
The sample size is smaller than targeted because there were fewer than 200 Latina and Asian male profiles posted in Atlanta, and several duplicate profiles were eliminated.
To extract the sample, the search criteria on the Web site was used to display all the profiles for each gender and race combination in the age range within 50 miles of each city.
https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR36347.v1 The Yahoo Personals Dating Preferences Study sought to examine the dating preferences of online daters in four major metropolitan areas: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Atlanta.
Internet daters' profiles of self-identified Asian, Black, Latino, and White men and women seeking opposite-sex dates were collected and coded from Yahoo Personals, which was the most popular national online dating web site in 20.
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