Racial preferences in dating racist
Black women and Asian men make up two demographics that have been long stigmatized as not-ideal sexual and romantic partners. It’s that the app compiles data on the quick preferences, and prejudices, of millions around the world, exposing an uncomfortable and racist reality.
Established in 2004, a whole six years prior to Tinder, the dating site OKCupid ensured its longevity when it sought help from Tinder in 2013 to implement the swipe into its own platform.
It was a year later when OKCupid founder Christian Rudder published , a book which collects illustrated data visualizations with stats from OKC user profiles.
Now that I’m four years into professional matchmaking, I’ve seen clear patterns emerge when it comes to race and attraction. Women of every racial background seem to strongly prefer dating you.
Generally, most users on OKC — and by extension, other sites — “swipe left” on black women and Asian men the most.
That data matches Tinder’s data exactly.’s findings, Jack Linshi explained OKC’s 1 to 5 scale and how different racial groups of women rated Asian men.
It wasn’t high.“While Asian women are more likely to give Asian men higher ratings, women of other races—black, Latina, white—give Asian men a rating between 1 and 2 stars less than what they usually rate men,” wrote Linshi.
“Black and Latin men faced ‘similar discrimination,’ while white men had ratings “most high among women of all races.”Meanwhile, black women were considered the “least desirable” among all races of men.