Even though the OK Cupid results reflect the behavior of over a million online daters, each dating site draws somewhat different demographics.OK Cupid has a reputation for attracting a young, nerdy-cool, highly educated crowd. In a Yahoo personals study done at UC Irvine, 91% of members claimed to have no race preference for their matches but white men who dated interracially selected Asian and Latino dating partners significantly more often than black women and Asian men were the least preferred matches for white women. In a speed dating study using Columbia University grad students, white, black and Hispanic women were all far more likely to say no to Asian men than all other men.Interracial marriages in general have been rising exponentially since state bans on them were lifted in 1967 - but they haven't been rising at all evenly.A breakdown by race (self-identified) and gender turns up one glaring difference.Black women received the fewest emails and responded to the most, while White men received the most emails and responded to the fewest.
I'm just starting to see a change on the small screen (thank goodness - and we need more! The More Things Change, The More They Stay The Same? This race bias is subconsciously aggregated through corporately funded magazines, blogs, and media.So the complaints we hear from black women about their "most eligible" men being "taken" by non-black women are grounded in some real disparities.No Level Playing Field in Online Dating and Mating Whether online or face-to-face, mate selection has certainly never been a level playing field.The opposite gender difference was true for Asians.
Twice as many Asian female newlyweds out-married as Asian men.
piece in which I supported openness to interracial partners.