And the statistics say that most of those white men are looking to date someone who “share their racial background.” That means that, for the most part, black women’s profiles are passed by.
If OKCupid’s studies are anything to go by, black men gave black women the cold shoulder too and vice versa.
Half of Interracial Dating.com's list of the top 20 states where singles are looking for interracial love.
In a country where the number of people who identify as multiracial has grown substantially and 93% of multiracial people identify as white and black, what does dating data show about them? Researchers analyzed data collected between 20 from a major online dating website and combed through 6.7 million messages exchanged between heterosexual men and women.
The researchers were looking for how often Asian-white, black-white, and Hispanic-white multiracial people received responses to messages, compared to people of one race.
That’s just the reality.”To get any response at all, black women have to reach out roughly 1.5 times the amount of any other group — and they are still the group that’s the least responded to.
White men are most numerous on mainstream dating sites like OKCupid and and that’s where daters go to look for them.
Black women looking to date interracially are up for some stiff competition.
Women of contact black women online often exoticize them.Is dating less of a “competitive market” when it’s among friends rather than at a bar or a house party?At the start of the semester, they asked students in small classes to rate the desirability of their classmates.The response rates are more accurate [as a measurement] since we can actually see what they do."At first glance, there seems to be a remarkable advantage to being multiracial on the online dating scene."The most surprising finding from our study is that some white-minority multiracial daters are, in fact, preferred over white daters," the authors write in a press release.Called the "dividend effect," the authors found that three specific combinations were heavily favored in online dating: Asian-white women, Asian-white men, and Hispanic-white men.The three groups were the most common multiracial identifications on the site.