Ok cupid race and dating
Most of the discussion of prejudice revolves around Indian men, not women. Our very genesis is through mixing, and in many ways, we're perceived as being somewhere in between sub-Saharan African and East Asian, with a dash of Caucasian.
In terms of stereotypes, we're the part of the Venn Diagram where yellow and black intersect. We're kinda like Danny De Vito as Arnold Schwarzenegger's twin. Like East Asians, we're perceived as stingy, conniving, unathletic, out of shape, boring, short (in height and length) with unappealing facial features, too family-oriented, nerdy, and socially awkward, to name a few.
Paradoxically, when surveyed, fewer users answered “yes” to the question of whether they preferred to date someone of their own race.
So, while users exercised greater discretion in their stated preference, in practice their actions remained the same..
I hadn’t been on Tinder for long before I realized something was wrong: Hardly anyone was reciprocating my interest. None of my close friends, many of whom relied exclusively on the dating app to meet singles, seemed to be encountering this problem. Was there a grammatical error in my personal statement? What they found was that users placed a premium on members of their own race.
In 2009, Ok Trends, the research arm of the dating website Ok Cupid, parsed user data to determine racial preferences in online dating.
One of the greatest cons colonialist Europeans ever pulled, and many Caucasians continue to pull today, is convincing everybody that they were the gold standard of human aesthetics.
Researchers studied whether same-race preferences in online dating could be drawn neatly along ideological lines.
Those who identified as politically conservative were more candid in their same-race preference than liberals or moderates.
The only groups not to be categorically discriminated against were white men and Asian women.
Last year, Ok Trends updated their research with five additional years’ worth of data, culled from some 25 million users.