Black women and Asian men are the two groups most notably at a dating disadvantage.They are the hardest singles for me to match, because they tend to be excluded from the match searches of the majority of clients.
Now that I’m four years into professional matchmaking, I’ve seen clear patterns emerge when it comes to race and attraction. Women of every racial background seem to strongly prefer dating you.
Asian and Latin women are most popular with the gents.
Similarly, Asian men’s dating profiles are consistently rated the lowest by single women using online dating sites. “Attractiveness is a very haphazard dish that can’t be boiled down to height or skin colour, but Asian men are told that regardless of what the idyllic mirepoix is or isn’t, we just don’t have the ingredients,” television host Eddie Huang recently wrote in the New York Times.“The structural emasculation of Asian men in all forms of media became a self-fulfilling prophecy that produced an actual abhorrence to Asian men in the real world.”Pop culture is a window into desire.
Consider the male Asian characters in movies you’ve seen in the last several years. When was the last time you saw a North American film where a desirable Asian man played the romantic lead and didn’t know martial arts?
We present novel evidence from an online dating community involving more than 250,000 people in the United States about the frequency with which individuals both express a preference for same-race romantic partners and act to choose same-race partners.
Prior work suggests that political ideology is an important correlate of conservative attitudes about race in the United States, and we find that conservatives, including both men and women and blacks and whites, are much more likely than liberals to state a preference for same-race partners.
The topic has garnered widespread editorial attention over the last few years, and some believe apps like Grindr and Scuff aren’t doing enough to combat the racism among its users.“..sounds great — it would be great to foster a kinder community, potentially. That's not my job, to solve societal problems,” said Grindr CEO Joel Simkhai in a 2016 interview with Broadly.
“To say, 'I'm only into black guys' — is that a bad thing?
The ethnically heterogeneous Swiss population displays the strongest preference for minorities, with the more homogenous Poland, Spain, and Italy, the least.