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. Rudder looked at millions of OKCupid interactions between and , involving more than 25 million people, and charted out the racial and gender preferences he found. To do this, he studied how people rated potential dates in QuickMatch , a feature that shows you profiles one at a time and asks you to rate them on a scale of one to five or skip them. Asian men, black men and black women got the worst ratings, while Asian women and Latina women fared the best.
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Asian men were considered the least desirable race overall, with even Asian women choosing White men over them. While an updated study from showed a significant increase in preference for Asian men among Asian women, Asian males are still rated negatively overall by women of other races. The group posted nearly-identical profiles of an Asian man and a White man on Tinder to find out which one would receive the most matches. Both profiles with White males scored significantly higher than their Asian counterparts despite the only differences being their respective races. Only in a Whitewashed world would it be an actual contest.
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Kat Chow. Elise Hu. A recent study on data from a dating app found all women except black women were most drawn to white men, and men of all races with one notable exception prefer Asian women.
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