When the answer is “yes,” the other user is notified and has the opportunity to respond. The graphic shows what percentage of people responded to a “yes,” based on the gender and ethnicity of both parties (the data are only for opposite-sex pairs of people).
Unsurprisingly, most “yes’s” go unanswered, but there are patterns: For example, Asian women responded to white men who “yessed” them 7.8% of the time, more often than they responded to any other race.
The mass conversation occurred literally within a couple of hours after my essay was posted.
Many heterosexual Black men are genuinely clueless as to how their dating “preferences” are based on anti-Blackness more than love or interest in anyone not Black, and how this anti-Blackness is shaped intraracially and interracially because of how White supremacy, internalized racism, colourism, Eurocentric beauty myths as standards and misogynoir impact them and are proliferated by them. Because Whiteness is set in juxtaposition to Blackness and mixed Black women as well as other women of colour who aren’t Black are placed on a sliding scale of what is considered not only beautiful but worthy in relation to how close to White they appear, can assimilate to be or how far away from Blackness they are, ultimately even when Black men decide that a biracial woman, a fair skinned Asian/Latina woman or even a darker woman of colour yet lighter than dark Black women is “better" than a Black woman, they are engaging in White supremacist logic, which by design is anti-Black. By continual anti-Blackness propagandist messages (for centuries) being pumped out through media, marketing, art, legislation, and general popular culture, avoiding absorption of these messages is futile. What is possible is to learn how to recognize, deconstruct, challenge and reject these messages.
The data shows that a man is only 22% less likely to respond to an older woman than a younger woman if she initiates contact.
This is the exact same observation I make in Finding the One Online.
AYI analyzed some 2.4 million heterosexual interactions—meaning every time a user clicked either “yes” or “skip”—to come up with these statistics.
Its users skew older than Tinder’s—about two-thirds of AYI users are older than 35, according to a spokesperson.
The data suggests men are most likely to message a woman of a different race to their own, but a recent study by sociologist Professor Kevin Lewis, found members of dating sites are most likely to contact individuals who share their own racial background Sony SRS-XB40 has a built-in multi-coloured line light, speaker lights and a flashing strobe. And both black men and black women got the lowest response rates for their respective genders.Perhaps most surprising is that among men, all racial groups preferred another race over their own.Similarly, among 26,434 men ages 30 to 49, 42% wouldn’t even consider a woman if she was older than him.However, if contacted by an older woman, men wouldn’t necessarily turn her down.