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Does Ethnicity Matter For Online Dating?
Have you ever fancied dating an Asian girlfriend? Or maybe joining a dating site with plenty of black guys to get acquainted with? Now there are lots of dating sites that are oriented on racial requirements to a potential partner. Many studies show that racial characteristics are one of the most important factors that affect the way men and women choose their partners.
Women are much pickier than men in relation to race and prefer partners with the same skin color as themselves. Even if the ladies say that they have no ethnic preferences, the facts whiteness of the opposite state of things.
Firstmet.com (former AYI), one of the leading online dating sites, analyzed over 2.4 million interactions among its current members in the United States to find out the tendency of the users to respond to other users basing on ethnic origin. The obtained results were quite surprising. It turned out that Asian women are the most preferred by all men except Asian guys– who prefer Hispanic women. Asian, Hispanic and white women prefer white men, while white men are more likely to respond to everyone but white women. White women are twice as likely to respond to white men as to black men. Black men are more likely to respond to women of different races but receive three times more responses from black women. Black women prefer all races over white men but are the least likely to get a response from all men. Black women looking for white men are rare. Also, it should be mentioned that the income of men can significantly affect the woman initially biased attitude. That is the conclusion made by the teachers of the University of Chicago and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, who have been studying these dating trends on the dating websites. A black man has to earn every year 154 thousand dollars more to equalize their chances with a white man, the average income of which is 62.5 thousand dollars. For the men of Hispanic origin the figure is 74 thousand dollars, and for Asians it is 274 thousand dollars.
As for white men black women will accept them as desired brides for them on condition of earning additional 220 thousand dollars, in comparison to men of the same ethnic origin. This amount is reduced to 184 thousand dollars for a man of Hispanic origin. Latin American women will choose a black partner if he earns 30 thousands more than a man of Hispanic origin. Asian men proved to be the least picky of all.
Such attitude to Asian men was explained by the survey among a group of women. In their replies they said that Asians have completely different interests and spiritual values, they usually live in the community, whose members have tight links, and it is not accepted to marry a representative of a different race there. It is also believed that there is sexual discrimination against women in such communities. Above all, Asian guys are shorter. However, women are careful in forming any stereotypes and openly declare that they are willing to make an exception, if they meet the right man, even if he is Asian.
Of course every person has own preferences to the racial origin of a potential partner. Still, if it is a true love, ethnic origin won’t matter.