You could view a hundred white female dating profiles and only find around five who would state any ethnicity other than white as acceptable to them.
But these would also include white as also acceptable.
I am notoriously positive and optimistic about things in general, but am I naive?
Well, I’ve had some experience of online dating sites and I can state with confidence that by far and away the single most commonly stated preference by white women in their 20s for their desired boyfriend’s ethnicity is “White Caucasian” only.
As a professional matchmaker, I’ve interviewed over 1,000 singles, and in the past two and a half years, I’ve made around 2,500 matches.
This means I have been #blessed to hear a lot of this nonsense, and honestly, most of it doesn’t faze me. I meant monumental and indicative of an entrenched and deeply troubling societal prejudice that we have been unable to overcome throughout the course of human history.
Height, religion, career paths, Netflix show most recently watched, the list goes on and on. (This seems as good a time as any to mention that when I say “all my clients,” I do mean clients of all sexual orientations.
But of the 90% of the reported racial preferences, 89.9% are preferences for white people. Let’s not get heteronormative now; we’re only in the third paragraph.)Now, it gets tricky, because when a person sits down and says that they particularly want to date white people, they’re not thinking about the fact that the client before them, and the client after them, are saying the same thing.
I’d estimate that that more than 80% of white girls’ specifically state that they want only a white partner.
The second most common is to leave that part of her profile blank with no stated preference.
Seriously, check it out; numbers don’t lie: NOTE: We divided White into Jewish and non-Jewish for the purpose of this analysis. As you can see, Jewish and Asians are over-represented by ten times on CMB compared to the total US population.
This is largely due to the fact that we first started our service with a group of 200 young, urban professionals (our own friends!
This could indicate no racial preference or, more likely, that she is afraid to share her preference publicly but will exercise her choice privately.