Racism and online dating

How racist are Americans when it comes to selecting a mate? He only included heterosexual interactions between users who self-identified with the site's five largest racial categories: Black, White, Asian (East Asian), Hispanic/Latino and Indian.

has doubled in the past 30 years, according to online dating habits, we're still pretty racist. To examine how racial prejudice affects our romantic decisions, Kevin Lewis, a sociologist at the University of California at San Diego, analyzed messages sent by more than 126,000 Ok Cupid users over a two-and-a-half month period.

Asian men also received lower ratings on average from three of the four surveyed groups.

The data shows: group that Black women were likely to rate higher than average (and by a significant amount).

A new study of racism in Ok Cupid messaging finds a bit of hope in a sea of largely same-race interactions.

The data shows: There is such a clear physical preference that women have for men of their own race.Using this data from over 25,000,000 accounts they have been able to derive some very interesting data that indicates the preferences of different races when dating online.



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