Race and ethnicity dating
Had users become more open-minded in their dating practices in the past half-decade?
The data suggested a different narrative: Their biases had become even more pronounced.
The event, which corralled graduate students of all backgrounds, provided each pairing with four minutes to strike up a conversation.
Asian men, who accounted for over 20 percent of the dating body, were at a considerable disadvantage in the experiment.
This multilateral web of discrimination is one reason for the balkanization of dating into factional—or “niche”—services.
The role of media in shaping desire shouldn’t be overlooked.
Even Asian women, by a small margin, preferred the company of white men to that of Asian men.
A speed-dating event was organized at Columbia University to examine the behavioral patterns of participants.
On Ok Cupid, black and Indian males had the lowest response rates of any ethnic group.
Among women, black and Native American women yielded the lowest response rates, but only by a slight margin.
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.
They were 60 percent less likely to respond positively to Asian men than members of their own race.