Dating is a daunting process, especially for those of us who do not have the luxury of being in a setting designed to facilitate it (e.g., high school, college, etc.). Wouldn't it be great to have an efficient way of sifting through eligible partners to maximize one's chances of finding a good match?
This is why online dating sites are constantly promoting their personality questionnaires, compatibility algorithms, and the like.
For example, I'd think that a liberal Christian would have more shared values with a liberal atheist than he or she would with an evangelical fundamentalist Christian. The problem with sites like this, whether they say "Christians only" or "Whites only" is that they operate on some questionable assumptions: Atheists Only But what about online dating sites for atheists.I'd bet that if you talked to the Christians who use a site like Christian Mingle, they would say that they like it because it increases their chances of finding a partner who shares their values.On the surface, there really isn't anything wrong with that. Beneath the surface, though, an assumption is being made: other Christians are more likely to share one Christian's values than non-Christians.(This poll is the latest comprehensive survey of U.teens on the topic of interracial dating.) Consistent with Yancey's findings for adults, only 17 percent of white students who had dated and attended integrated schools in this survey had dated a black person, while 33 percent had dated a Hispanic person and 15 percent had dated an Asian.