Of course, the topic of racial preference in relationships has been looked at before, famously by OKCupid as well as the New York Time’s Tierny Lab.However, we at CMB feel uniquely suited to test this specific hypothesis because of our –how shall we put it– enormously overly-representative Jewish & Asian membership.“Men only like younger women” “White men like Asian women” “When people say they are 5’6″, they really mean they are 5’4″” … 13 months ago, we started CMB with a simple idea: what if we created a dating site that used your own social network to help you find love? ), and we’ve helped connect thousands of singles across the nation!As an awesome byproduct of this, we’ve also collected a ton of data on what different groups of people are looking for when it comes to dating.
First up: Do Jewish Men Really Have a Thing for Asian Women?
Now that I’m four years into professional matchmaking, I’ve seen clear patterns emerge when it comes to race and attraction. Women of every racial background seem to strongly prefer dating you.
Asian and Latin women are most popular with the gents.
Similarly, Asian men’s dating profiles are consistently rated the lowest by single women using online dating sites. “Attractiveness is a very haphazard dish that can’t be boiled down to height or skin colour, but Asian men are told that regardless of what the idyllic mirepoix is or isn’t, we just don’t have the ingredients,” television host Eddie Huang recently wrote in the New York Times.“The structural emasculation of Asian men in all forms of media became a self-fulfilling prophecy that produced an actual abhorrence to Asian men in the real world.”Pop culture is a window into desire.
Consider the male Asian characters in movies you’ve seen in the last several years. When was the last time you saw a North American film where a desirable Asian man played the romantic lead and didn’t know martial arts?