Women's preferences in interracial dating

After a study of more than 400 graduate and professional students who participated in speed dating sessions at Columbia University, The researchers concluded that "women of all races exhibit strong same race preferences, while men of no race exhibit a statistically significant same race preference".
The researchers found that most women speed daters said yes (meaning they’d like to see a man again after the four-minute speed date) less often to men of another race than they did to men of their own race. Here’s how much less interested they were in the other races by numbers, as compared with their enthusiasm for men of their own race:

African-American women said yes about 30% less often to Hispanic men; about 45% less often to white men; about 65% less often to Asian men;
White women said yes about 30% less often to black or Hispanic men, and about 65% less often to Asian men.
Hispanic women said yes about 20% less often to black or white men, and 50% less often to Asian men.
Asian women didn’t discriminate much by race (except for showing a very slight preference for Asian men over black or Hispanic men).

The result is definitely not encouraging for the Asian male. Given women’s strong preference for tall/taller men, and Asian men are, on average, shorter than other men, here comes their dis- favorable numbers.


khengsiong said...

I can see a business opportunity here:
An inter-continental match-making service that brings Asian American males and women in Asia together :)

Cherann said...

That's quite interesting. Poor Asian men. Anyway, I nominated you for a thinking blogger award on my blog.

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Numeric Life said...

Cherann - Thank you for the nomination! Will do my best.

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