Black women received the fewest emails and responded to the most, while White men received the most emails and responded to the fewest.
Black, Asian and gay people are disproportionately more likely to use online dating services in general, which could also be in reaction to perceived scarcity of desirable partners using more traditional ways of meeting.
Schlessinger said "If you’re that hypersensitive about color and don’t have a sense of humor don’t marry out of your race".
The other day I got a comment from “Brenda” about my High-Achieving Black Women and Marriage: Not Choosing Or Not Chosen?
If a same-race partner is preferred, there are equal opportunities for desirable matches.
The bad news is, only responses to black women turned out to be significantly skewed.
Those in high demand can afford to be pickiest and those in low demand may feel pressured to relax their standards or risk not being chosen (and sometimes staying single is a sweeter option). Since online dating sites have become so widely used we can see how people really choose potential partners versus how they say they do.
The OK Cupid blog, user data from their dating website is analyzed in fascinating ways.
So the complaints we hear from black women about their "most eligible" men being "taken" by non-black women are grounded in some real disparities.
No Level Playing Field in Online Dating and Mating Whether online or face-to-face, mate selection has certainly never been a level playing field.
While various surveys have shown that women in general have a stronger preference than men do for same-race partners, the Asian women in the Columbia sample didn't show a greater preference for Asian men.