White People Are Popular in Online Dating Because There Are So Many of Them

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There's a fun, if over-simplified, new post on the OKCupid blog, which attempts to parse the racial biases in online dating. "What If There Weren't So Many White People?" the article asks. One answer, after a bunch of charts, graphs and diagrams, is that Asian people would receive more messages, if only the pesky white people would back off. Using "statistical models," the OKCupid dating research section attempts to make "predominance disappear," and finds that, despite the fact that whites get the most average monthly messages, they aren't really the most desired.

"Asians are the most desired racial group in the country," the article says by the end. "Then Latinos. Then whites, sort of." But because "a huge part of the country is white, and white people mostly like to talk amongst themselves... minorities are left out in the cold."

This is what monthly messages look like now, without accounting for population:

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But the numbers also show that races prefer their own and that's demonstrated regionally. Whites only win because of population. "In Baltimore, for example, 1 in 5 users is black, but half the messages from black people go to other black people. The rate is over twice what you'd expect."

It's not the most scientific study ever, but the colors are bright, the jokes are pretty funny, and it's something worth thinking about, especially if you use online dating services. Which we would never.

What If There Weren't So Many White People? [OKCupid]

[jcoscarelli@villagevoice.com / @joecoscarelli]


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Queenie Quee
Queenie Quee

Online dating site the person came to see your profile and contact you for the relationship. So if you want to attract a woman, you should make your profile more attractive and up to five. Make contact with the positive progress and put in your profile. They are completely charming, elegant and enjoyable. There was a time when you had to be a woman to lure one of them. Using the online dating service does not end in writing a profile and upload your favorite photo. Also try looking at the hundreds of singles for people who interest you. Once someone catches your eye, let him know. This is almost to be rejected is not really painful at that time step.

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deladozier
deladozier

If you are one of them who looks at Craig list or back page for dating then you are wasting your time. True websites are like match, harmony even if you are into the speed dating check out lightning dating

Monitoruser
Monitoruser

This survey needs to be much more granular. THIS IS A DATING SURVEY!!! Everyone knows the messages from black to white are male to white female. In addition, body type is VERY relevant to this analysis. Do people get paid for this?

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