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The most desirable online daters are white men, Asian women

Web Watch knows quite a few couples who met online, fell in love, and are happily married.  Let’s face it — in today’s world, sometimes the only way to meet new people is to do so online.  Friends of friends, hobby discussion boards, sports websites — if you have an interest in a particular topic, you’re going to find someone with similar tastes.

But when it comes to using actual dating sites, there are some people who may be at a significant advantage over others, and there’s absolutely nothing you can do about that.

Data, A Love Story: How I Gamed Online Dating to Meet My Match
Data, A Love Story: How I Gamed Online Dating to Meet My Match

According to online research into dating profiles done by ARE YOU INTERESTED?, there are distinct trends in who is clicking that “Yes, we like” or “No, we don’t” buttons.

  • White men were overwhelming preferred by Asian women, Latino women, and white women, while Black men were mostly preferred by Black women
  • Asian women were overwhelming preferred by Black men, Latino men, and white men.  Asian men tended to prefer Latino women.
  • On the dating profiles, Black men were skipped over the most by Asian, Latino, and white women.  White men were skipped over the most by Black women.
  • Black women were skipped over the most by all profiled races – Asian, Black, Latino, and white.

None of this proves that those relationships will or won’t work.  It’s just an indicator of whether interest was shown or not shown in the dating profile.   And the data is skewed even further by only indicating only those people who bothered to click a “yes” or “no” link.