Dating site OK Cupid has carved out a nice little sideline in blogging about the statistics of their more successful users, to try to help people along the way, busting myths about what does and does constitute a good profile photo and whether eating oatmeal correlates with people you'll like or drinking beer correlates with sex on the first date.
But noting trends is not the same as endorsing them - and some trends are simply disturbing.
Here's how the app works in a nutshell:- Swipe right on profiles to "Like" them.
Whether it's interracial or nonracial, White, Black, Asian, Indian, Middle Eastern, Latino, Hispanic, Indian, Native / Aboriginal, Pacific Islander, mixed or any other combination, we'll help you find your perfect match.
When I unmatch someone, it takes more than one try to unmatch.
The match/chat area gets cluttered because I can't hide/block anyone.
According to his results, in some cases it may be fear of rejection playing a part in that reluctance.
And that in its turn may be because some people online have had bad experiences with feeling fetishised when someone contacts them: a real chicken-and-egg situation.
The sheer number of cack-handed replies women of Asian ancestry get on dating sites has even spawned its own dedicated tumblr, Creepy White Guys.