Minority groups (those who identify themselves on OKCupid as black, Hispanic, Indian or Asian) were much more likely to stay in their own racial lane when in search of mates online. They were more likely to contact white guys than other Asian guys, which my Asian girlfriends tell me is because, in part, they’re not fans of the traditional role that girlfriends and wives have played — and continue to play — in many Asian societies.They were more likely to respond to white guys too, but then again, all races were most likely to respond to white guys.On Monday we learned about that the women of Brooklyn are going to die alone because they're too picky.On Tuesday we're learning that Asian women will not die alone, because all men want to date Asian women.
White folks were the most likely to seek out people of another race.He found that, indeed, most people very rarely strayed beyond their own ethnicity in reaching out to potential dates.And if they did, they were less likely to get a response than from people of their same race.(MORE: Love Isn’t Color-Blind: White Online Daters Spurn Blacks) The preferences weren’t immutable, however.
But an intriguing new study of online dating by sociologist Kevin Lewis at the University of California, San Diego, and published by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences suggests that people might be limiting their choices out of a fear that they’re not attractive to other races.
Lewis examined the interactions of 126,134 newly signed-up members of the online-dating website OKCupid over two and a half months.