Asian Women Get the Most Attention When Online Dating

On Monday we learned about that the women of Brooklyn are going to die alone because they're too picky. On Tuesday we're learning that Asian women will not die alone, because all men want to date Asian women.

In a clear attempt to become the next OkCupid/How About We, AYI analyzed data from 2.4 million interactions from its user base to figure out what races got the most responses on their site and if the results are to be believed, they are somewhat unsurprisingly depressing. The site found that Asian women get messaged the most by all men except for Asian men, who like Hispanic women best.

That's all right though; Asian women respond to Asian men the least as well. Black women are the least likely to get a message from anyone and white men are preferred over all races – except by black women.

A slightly more scientific study just released in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that utilized online dating data from OkCupid reports that "users from all racial backgrounds are equally likely or more likely to cross a racial boundary when reciprocating than when initiating romantic contact," meaning that if someone is messaged by someone of a different race, there's a high chance they'll message that person back – higher than the likelihood they would have reached out to someone of a different race on their own terms. And once that exchange occurs, there's a window of time when that messaging impacts their own thinking positively, and there's a higher chance they will message someone of a different race.

"Our own behavior can, in fact, impact the prejudices of others, even if it is a short-term effect," sociologist Kevin Lewis told the Boston Globe. "It says some degree of the biases we display are based on a false premise. We're foregoing options because we don't think the people would be interested in us and the data suggest otherwise."

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