From The Atlantic:
A quick search on nearly any targeted dating site reveals poachers – people who use these sites to find a partner of a certain demographic to which they themselves do not belong. … Stereotypes, such as the notion that a Jew will have strong family values or an Asian will be highly educated, are “very enduring” despite “tons of disconfirming evidence,” said Jennifer Lee, a sociology professor at the University of California, Irvine, who focuses on ethnic minorities, interracial marriage, and multiracial identity. “Even a complimentary stereotype can be damaging,” Lee said.

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