The most likely are heterosexual white men and lesbian white women. ) has also just analyzed two months of interactions of 2.4 million heterosexual site users for their racial preferences and found Asian women the most preferred by all men except Asians – who prefer Hispanic women. Black men are the least likely to get a response, except from black women, says Josh Fischer of New York City, who handles data analysis for the website.“The big thing we’re learning is the difference between stated preference and actual behavior, and that’s a big deal – both as a business and someone interested in human behavior,” he says.
The response rates are more accurate [as a measurement] since we can actually see what they do.” The research has created quite a stir and concludes with a neat racial hierarchy, in the ambit of the scope of study.
The research has shown that some white-minority multiracial daters, are, in fact, preferred over white daters.
If gender was kept aside, whites were the most preferred, while blacks fell to the bottom of the list, with Asians and Hispanics straddling the steps in-between!
But if gender was tossed between the heat, the grilled dish of racist dating statistics became even more unsavory – Asian men, black women, and black and Latino men are considered the least desirable in the dating market, but Asian and Latina women are seen as the most desirable.
Black daters, the study finds, tend to be ignored when they contact non-blacks.
And, Lundquist says “black women are the most penalized of any online dating group.” In a study on same-sex online dating initiation that she presented earlier this year at a meeting of the Population Association of America, Lundquist finds gay white men and heterosexual white women are the least likely to cross racial boundaries.
While the fangs of racism have gotten the best of ’em, seems like the blood thirsty racism monster isn’t quite content just yet.
Entering the newfangled world of online dating, the monster seems geared to inject the old and powerful venom of by OKCupid co-founder Christian Rudder, released last year evinced the gap between the ‘tall claims’ of being ‘racism-free’ and the ‘dating preferences based on skin color’ among users of the popular online dating forum.
“Once people go out and start initiating ties across racial boundaries, the odds of getting a reply are still relatively small. “These cross-race interactions are still by far the exception to the norm.
People go out and have this new found optimism about interracial messaging, and all of a sudden, no one replies.
“Now maybe we should be showing people a different variety of members,” Fischer says.