Columbia university racial preferences in dating study
Subjects’ backgrounds, including the racial composition of the ZIP code where a subject grew up and the prevailing racial attitudes in a subject’s state or country of origin, strongly influence same-race preferences.
Older subjects and more physically attractive subjects exhibit weaker same-race preferences.
Here’s the chart that shows you who wanted who: Just inspecting the table, it’s pretty obvious what’s going on here. Not only are non-Asian women not impressed, but Asian women aren’t reciprocally racially discriminatory to level the playing field. Though there is some variation in the male acceptances by race, but as I said most of the differences were not statistically significant. This is their first linear equation: Decision We first look at the decisions of female subjects.
Some general observations: 1) Black women at Columbia are really open to dating black men. To make this concrete, black women were three times as likely to say yes to a black man as they were to an Asian man (though white women were the most repulsed by Asian men clearly). For all races except Asians, all the coefficients on the race indicator variables are negative, implying a same-race preference.
Although the scope of the articles referenced in the video seems quite comprehensive, one study that was not mentioned (which I believe encompasses recent phenomena related to racial preferences and dating very well) is Racial Preferences In Dating, conducted at Columbia University. Speed dating events for students were used to uncover whose preferences were driving this discrepancy, and the trials revealed, overwhelmingly, that women have a much stronger preference to same-race dating than men.
This finding was thought-provoking for me; first, because I have never considered the notion that men and women have different levels of willingness in dating outside of their race, and secondly, because through interactions with friends and acquaintances, I have never noticed men being more “racially adventurous” when it comes to dating preferences or attitudes.
A few points need to be made clear: males do not exhibit statistically significant racial preferences by and large. I’m not surprised that older subjects have weaker biases, I suspect frankly they’re more realistic and don’t want to narrow their options anymore than they have to.
Finally, I’m totally confused as to why hotties would be less race conscious; you would figure if hybrid vigor is real that the marginal returns would be greatest for the fuglies (specifically, assuming that fugitude correlates with individual mutational load and hybridization would be better at masking that load).
In other words, a cognitively & socially elite sample.
With interracial relationships becoming quite normative in Vancouver, there is a curious question of how this manifests into new or changing ideas and opinions on interracial dating within the city.
One social science finding which I’ve wondered about over the past few years is the result that women care much more about the race of a potential mate than men do.
For black and white subjects, these coefficients are jointly significant (p-value First, Asian guys are screwed, obviously.
I mean, look at how strongly Latinas have an aversion to Asian guys!