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However people were more willing to reply to a user of a different race than they were to initiate contact.And right after they did so, for about a week, they were more likely to start a conversation with someone of another race.People of color open to dating outside their own race must resign themselves to the fact that large portions of the dating pool, white or otherwise, exist outside the sphere of possibility.In a crowded bar or coffee shop, one might—with an opportune —manage to scale the barrier of race, or at least be politely entertained, but this feat proves more difficult on dating apps and websites.Last year, Ok Trends updated their research with five additional years’ worth of data, culled from some 25 million users.
Even Asian women, by a small margin, preferred the company of white men to that of Asian men.
In 2009, Ok Trends, the research arm of the dating website Ok Cupid, parsed user data to determine racial preferences in online dating.
My dalliance with Tinder lasted for four weeks before I boarded up the account and returned to the world of low-tech, meat-and-potatoes courtship.
Asian men, who accounted for over 20 percent of the dating body, were at a considerable disadvantage in the experiment.
When asked if they would like to see the person again, women were 33 percent less likely to respond affirmatively to Asian men than to members of other races.Ok Cupid's Ok Trends blog detailed the prevalence of racial prejudice on its own service back in 2009.