Females exhibit stronger racial preferences than males.
The richness of our data further allows us to identify many determinants of same-race preferences.
Furthermore, we observe stronger same race preferences for blacks and Asians than for Hispanics and whites. and Kamenica, Emir and Simonson, Itamar, Racial Preferences in Dating: Evidence from a Speed Dating Experiment (October 2004).
Accounting for self-reported shared interests considerably reduces the observed effect of racial preferences.
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We employ a Speed Dating experiment that allows us to directly observe individual decisions and thus infer whose preferences lead to racial segregation in romantic relationships.