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What they found instead was that white Jewish men were most likely (41%) to select just one race preference.And for those that did, it was overwhelmingly for other white women, not Asian women.

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“The algorithm is NOT saying that ‘we secretly know you're more racist than you actually are…’ What it's saying is ‘I don't have enough information about you so I'm going to use empirical data to maximize your connection rate until I have enough information about you and can use that to maximize connection rate for you.’In this case, the empirical data is that the algorithm knows that people are more likely to match with their own ethnicity.

Perhaps the fundamental problem here is a disconnect between what daters think selecting "no preference" will mean ("I am open to dating all different types of people") and what the app's algorithm understands it to mean ("I care so little about ethnicity that I won't think it's weird if I'm shown only one group).

Which was odd only because while she herself is Arab, she never expressed any desire to date only Arab men.

Coffee Meets Bagel’s whole thing is that it does the sorting for you.

I know that distinction may seem silly, but it's how the algorithm works currently.

Some of this is due to simple supply and demand of the one-to-one matching ratio.Arab women on the app are a minority, and if there are Arab men who state that they prefer to only see Arab women, then it’s going to show them as many Arab women as it can, even if those women (like my friend) had chosen “no preference”.Which mean if you are a member of a minority group, “no preference” may end up meaning you’ll disproportionately be matched with people from your own race.My friend entered her ethnicity as Arab in Coffee Meets Bagel (you DO have the option not to state your ethnicity).Yet she explicitly stated “no preference” in terms of potential suitors’ ethnicity – she was interested in seeing people of all different backgrounds.If you like the cut of the fella’s jib, you can accept the match and message each other.

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