, but Asian men are often left out of the discussion over interracial relationships entirely.As one of my black female friends put it, "Asian men, along with black women, are probably the least desirable people."A conducted by researchers at Columbia University, which surveyed a group of over 400 students who participated orchestrated "speed dating" sessions, showed that African-American and white women said "yes" 65% less often to the prospect of dating Asian men in comparison of men of their own race, while Hispanic women said yes 50% less frequently.Having the stereotype of being lousy lovers and boring computer nerds certainly does not help, nor does the Hollywood habit of casting white actors in Asian roles because they are seen as more bankable, which can sometimes be interpreted to mean “more desirable.” And when it comes to women of the same race, things don’t get any better.Asian women seem to favor dating white men, often buying into the same stereotypes listed above or thinking they will fall into the same patriarchal type of household they might have grown up in.Just because they receive the most responses online does not mean those responses are pleasant or flattering. From the racist to the downright lewd, it’s easy for an Asian woman looking for a serious relationship to get discouraged and want to delete their profile forever.
Statistically, this is true.¹ However, it’s not as simple as saying Asian women have it easy and Asian men haven’t got a chance. Read on for common concerns regarding Asian online dating and what can be done to help make it better.In the online dating world, there are two universal “truths” that have been commonly accepted.One, Asian women are the most desirable and receive the most responses across all ethnicities.Indeed, it has been found that a man who sends a message to a woman his own age has a 4% likelihood of receiving a response to that message, compared to 17.5% for a woman messaging a man her own age.
However, that number becomes even more dismal for Asian men.
It can be difficult for an Asian man to break out of this mold society has stuffed him into, and many are never even given the chance.