Columbia university racial preferences in dating study

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A quick reading of both the Times article and the Columbia study seemed to support my own anecdotal findings.(Unfortunately while reading the Columbia study I was overcome by the academic verbiage that authors of such studies feel compelled to use.But I suggest that if you do, make sure you have a bottle of aspirin nearby. Both were adamant in not wanting to date an asian boy, but neither would tell me why. Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management.All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.When I asked men to explain their preferences for Asian women, many shrugged and admitted they were just extremely attracted to them. (Especially when I tried in vain to persuade them to consider meeting Asian men!But I also believe that many of these men, consciously or subconsciously, wanted to meet women who fit the stereotype of the submissive “ Geisha girl,” whose primary purpose is to entertain and please men. ) Unfortunately for African-American women, most of the African-American men who joined stated a strong preference for meeting either white or Asian women.One of the more delicate areas I dealt with while running a dating service for more than two decades was the issue of race, and more specifically racial stereotyping by prospective members.

The fact that individuals tend to want to mate assortatively with those who share their characteristics is no surprise.

Interestingly enough, though, most of the Asian women we interviewed could not have had personalities more opposite than that passive stereotype. Many expressed the identical view, “ I don’t have to join a dating service to meet women of my own race.” The two groups of men who were the most difficult to match (and therefore had the lowest DQ) were Asian men and Indian men.

Like African men, this was especially true of Asian and Indian men who had grown up overseas and relocated to New England, usually to pursue careers either in computer science or medicine.

In a few cases I could persuade women to meet men of different races, IF the men were totally “ Americanized.” Of course Asian men were difficult to match because, as I previously stated, the one group of women who did not want to meet men of their own race was Asian women.

As for Indian men, they were the hardest people to match of any group of men or women of any race.

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