White and caucasian dating site
I can’t imagine they will: multi-million dollar enterprises rarely like to admit that the people generating those millions act like turds. Are we just making some after-school-special assumption that “true love is colorblind?
” more compatibility usuallymeans more replies No, we’re not: we know race shouldn’t matter to replies because the races all match each other more or less evenly, and reply rate correlates to matching.
Here are the match and reply rates side-by-side, with similar rates colored yellow.
There’s no real need to inspect the numbers; just observe the similar colors. In general, the correlation between match percentage and reply rate means that whenever we compare the match/reply charts for a given breakdown of the population, they should look about the same.
However, this, like so many other fine assumptions, totally breaks down when race gets involved: Again, don’t bother squinting, just check out the colors. So here’s last week’s compatibility by race table (I explained how we can confidently measure “compatibility” in that post).
This is a blow-up of the leftmost table above: As you can see, the races all match each other roughly evenly: good news.
It’s surely not just Ok Cupid users that are like this.
It wasn’t until relatively recently that I started to embrace my otherness.
I should say at the top that some of the sample sizes for the various race/gender slices presented here are rather small (for instance, Ok Cupid doesn’t have many lesbians of Indian descent), and that accounts, I think, for some of the scatter-shot nature of the color tables.
Race preferences are not nearly as stark here as they are with the heterosexual data.
To our friends in the gay and lesbian communities: thanks for being patient and waiting for this data.
We will do gay-centric articles in the future, I promise.