Unusual interratial dating
The major takeaway, judging from the numbers, is that almost all groups should be about equally compatible with each other.That is not even remotely close to how it works in real life. Black men and women get far fewer responses to their initial inquiries then virtually any other group across the board. White women strongly prefer men of their own race to all other races or ethnicities.Asian and Hispanic women are actually more likely to respond to white guys than Asian or Hispanic men. “Ok Cupid users are certainly no more open-minded than they used to be,” he wrote in a blog post.Despite being the most likely to respond to messages themselves, black women tend to have the lowest rate of messages received—from any race, including black guys. “If anything, racial bias has intensified a bit.” The one thing that had changed was users’ willingness to proclaim they had no racial preference while still clearly acting on the same racial prejudices. This difference between people’s stated racial preferences in online dating and how they actually behave has been replicated in other research.
The rate at which members of each Zodiac group respond to messages from other Zodiac signs is basically identical for every possible match.
Fast-forward five years, and Rudder looked at the same question again using fresh data. A study of a large online dating site conducted by researchers at Stanford and Harvard in 2009 found that people on the right side of the political spectrum were far more likely than liberals to explicitly state that they were exclusively seeking partners of the same race, but both parties ended up displaying similar preferences.
“Both men and women of all political persuasions act as if they prefer same-race relationships even when they claim not to,” the researchers wrote.
The matching rates of each group to all the others spanned only a small range of 56 to 62 percent comparability.
In some cases, certain groups had higher compatibility scores outside of their races—for example, Hispanic/Latin men paired up one point better with black and Middle Eastern women than they did with women of their own ethnicity—but the margins weren’t statistically significant.