The researchers created more than 10,000 simulations of randomly generated societies and added social connections to them.
When connections were made between just a few people of different races, “complete racial integration” would be almost inevitable, meaning that the majority of couples would be interracial.
Sites like OKCupid, and Tinder, all owned by Inter Active Corp In the past, the study said, we largely relied on real-life social networks to meet our mates — friends of friends, colleagues, and neighbors — meaning we largely dated people like ourselves.
Now, as we open our dating pool to strangers, the pool of potential mates has become more diverse, and the online dating world is “benefitting exponentially,” said dating coach Meredith Golden.
It's also smart to meet at a public place and let at least one of your friends know where you'll be. Vodka Martini Talk of the ex is off-limits—at least for the first time out."About 20% of the men I've considered dating weren't who they said they were; they lied about their job or even current relationships," says Tiffany Beverlin, a divorcee who founded Dreams Recycled.com, a website that helps you sell items from your marriage.She checks the social media profiles (especially Linked In) of potential dates, and also does a web search before agreeing to meet."It's hard not being able to know where the relationship will lead, but trust that it's unfolding and give it time."MORE: 10 Little Things Connected Couples Do Be mature about it.The practice of blowing off texts and calls from people you're not interested in having a relationship with is becoming increasingly common, says Tatkin.