If you're a black man or woman or Asian man, you're going to have a tougher time getting a date on OKCupid.
Users of the popular dating site have a clear bias against certain races, according to a new blog post by OKCupid co-founder Christian Rudder.
When I thought about my burgeoning crush for Tian, I figured it was no different from that college semester when I studied in Spain.
All the American girls I knew liked flirting with the local Spaniards, and why not?
She came up with a list of what she wanted in a man: smart, genuine, respectful.
Rather, what does surprise are a series of papers that show a very strong asymmetry in strength of preference between males and females.
To be crass about it, an attractive warm body will do for a man, but women strongly prefer a body with the packaging of their own race!
One social science finding which I’ve wondered about over the past few years is the result that women care much more about the race of a potential mate than men do.
The fact that individuals tend to want to mate assortatively with those who share their characteristics is no surprise.
First, let’s keep this in perspective, here are the correlations from the GSS for married individuals for several variables of note (I’ve filtered for whites here): Ethnicity – 0.40 Highest Degree – 0.55 Socioeconomic index – 0.32 I think it’s interesting to note that the variable which reveals meritocratic achievement has the highest correlation.