Yahoo Personals Dating Preferences Study – L . A ., Ny, Chicago, Atlanta, 2004-2005 (ICPSR 36347)

Yahoo Personals Dating Preferences Study – L . A ., Ny, Chicago, Atlanta, 2004-2005 (ICPSR 36347)


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Primary Investigator(s): see services for Major Investigator(s) Cynthia Feliciano, college of California-Irvine; Belinda Robnett, institution of California-Irvine

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The Yahoo Personals relationships tastes Study sought to examine the internet dating needs of on line daters in four major metropolitan areas: ny, l . a ., Chicago, and Atlanta. Net daters’ users of self-identified Asian, Black, Latino, and light gents and ladies seeking opposite-sex dates were collected and coded from Yahoo Personals, which was the best national internet dating internet site in 2004 and 2005. Facts are collected on subjects’ top, body type, cigarette smoking and taking behavior, whether subjects had young ones, spiritual service attendance, dialects spoken, and miles issues had been happy to take a trip for a night out together. Information had been furthermore obtained on subject areas’ choice for dates, such as wanted physical appearance, way of life behaviors, residing scenario, job status, career, young children, religious services attendance, and dialects spoken. Demographic ideas accumulated contains subject areas’ sex, get older, ethnicity, marital reputation, studies, governmental association, and spiritual affiliation.

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Yahoo personals internet dating users were downloaded and coded.

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2 hundred pages each from 18-50 year-old self-identified Asian, dark, Latino or light people pursuing opposite-sex schedules living within 50 kilometers of New York, l . a ., Chicago or Atlanta were accumulated and coded, for an overall test size of 6,070. The specific test size had been 6,400 to be able to permit powerful statistical assessments of distinctions across three strata: sex, battle, and metropolitan location. The trial size is smaller compared to targeted because there were fewer than 200 Latina and Asian men users posted in Atlanta, and some replicate pages had been done away with. To pull the sample, the look standards on the Web webpages was used to display all the users per gender and competition blend into the age range within 50 kilometers of each and every urban area. Next, getting as consultant an example possible within each race/gender collection in each city, pages were arranged by exactly how recently these people were posted or edited; the most important 200 users that appeared within each race/gender/city had been subsequently picked.

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Customers of Yahoo Personals online dating sites webpage.

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2016-01-04 ICPSR data have a privacy assessment and are modified when necessary to reduce chance of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data alongside configurations from inside the major mathematical pc software platforms together with regular codebooks to accompany the data. Along with these processes, ICPSR done the subsequent operating strategies for this facts collection:

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  • Examined for undocumented or out-of-range codes.

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The info aren’t weighted. There aren’t any fat variables present in the info.