We’ve processed the messaging habits of over a million people and are about to basically prove that, despite what you might’ve heard from the Obama campaign and organic cereal commercials, racism is alive and well. When I first started looking at first-contact attempts and who was writing who back, it was immediately obvious that the sender’s race was a huge factor.It would be awesome if other big websites would go out on a limb and release their own race data, too. Here are just a handful of the numbers that illustrate that: The takeaway here is that although race shouldn’t matter in messaging, it does. First of all, how do we know that race shouldn’t matter?Four months into my life as a newly minted Beijing resident, I made the following discoveries:1.Public loos are great if you prefer to do your business with no doors and several squatting Chinese grannies staring straight at you.2. Having a white man call you “my Indian princess” in bed is an excellent way to bring all proceedings to an immediate, awkward halt. For those interested, yes, I did carefully delete his number approximately a second after we said goodbye.If you are seeking love and want an easy way to meet local singles, online dating sites are the way to go.Friendship and romance can be hard if you do not know where to go to find people.However, this, like so many other fine assumptions, totally breaks down when race gets involved: Again, don’t bother squinting, just check out the colors. So here’s last week’s compatibility by race table (I explained how we can confidently measure “compatibility” in that post).
It has been said that the United Kingdom has the highest rate of interracial relationships — ten times that of the European average.Beijing is also where China’s identity crisis makes itself most evident – the struggle to hold to its traditions, while attempting to shake them off in a race to become modern and Westernised.Its winding , with homes that were built centuries ago, also house designer boutiques and craft breweries.We decided to put this theory to the test and analyzed over 1.8 million online dating interactions in the UK to discover the likelihood of users to contact other users based on race. It’s apparent that online daters in the UK prefer to date outside of their own ethnicity.This trend is also true for the United States — across the pond, U. daters most preferred Asian women, except for Asian men.