By Alexandra Kilpatrick
February 24, 2016
Caption : According to a recent OkCupid report, racism is the biggest dating deal-breaker among its users.     

According to a recent OkCupid report, racism is the biggest dating deal-breaker among its users.

The report studied data collected from its users in 2015, revealing a number of dating, sexual, and political trends. The most common answers appeared in the report.

Under deal-breakers, the OkCupid revealed that the question and answer combo most likely to be marked important was “Would you consider dating someone who has vocalized a strong negative bias toward a certain race of people?” with the answer “No.” The question and answer second most likely to be marked important was “Is interracial marriage a bad idea?” with the answer “No.” Other notably important answers involved never doing drugs, bathing or showering at least once a day, brushing teeth twice or more a day and not believing that contraception is morally wrong.

The report also revealed that 97 percent of users approve of interracial marriage, while the “top three states who still have a ways to go” are Mississippi, Arkansas, and Alabama. Eighteen percent of Mississippi users, 12 percent in Arkansas and 11 percent in Alabama disapprove of interracial marriage, according to the report.

OkCupid also released stats on its LGBTQ community in the report. About one in four users said that they would date a transgender person in 2015, up 5 percent from last year. The report also revealed that about 20 percent of OkCupid’s staff identifies as LGBTQ.

The website released Identity, which allowed users to share their definition of gender and sexual orientation, on June 27, 2015–the day after the Supreme Court ruled marriage equality the law of the land.

“Pansexual does not mean attracted to your kitchen ware,” West Virginia user Bren wrote on Identity. “Pansexual does not mean ‘flowery word for bisexual.’ Pansexuality is more about finding the person and inclusive to trans and intersex folk as well.”

Concerning religion, about one in four or 25 percent of OkCupid users identified as atheist or agnostic in 2015, versus five percent of the United States population, according to a 2015 Pew Religious Landscape survey.

“Where will we be at the end of 2016?” OkCupid wrote at the end of their 2015 report. “As we become more progressive, we’ll be less tolerant of those who fall behind. We predict that racial bias will continue to be our #1 deal-breaker for daters and if OkCupid users have their way, we’ll be electing a Democrat to the White House.”

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