We’ve all heard the urban legend that Black women are angry all the time and have attitudes so perhaps this is why men were hesitant to interact with me; but having said that, Eurocentric standards of beauty still dominate our culture so at the end of the day Stephanie’s higher conversion rate might be attributed to perceived “attractiveness” rather than “approachableness.” Regardless of what the men were or were not doing, I have to say that the best thing about being Stephanie was feeling like there were no limitations on the races of men she could date.Stephanie never had to check if men were into white woman, they always were.Analyzing data from one popular dating site revealed that men from every race replied to e-mails sent by Black women less often than they did to notes sent by women of other races, according to an NYTimes.com's blog "Freakonomics." "Men (including African-American men) write back to African-American women at about a 20 percent lower rate," the post reads.
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However, it would be even more upsetting if this information discouraged Black women who are new to online dating from sending e-mails to people for fear of a non-reply.
Let's not jump to the conclusion that just because men on this one dating site respond less to Black women that men on all dating sites are similarly inclined.
She also never ran into an issue where a match’s profile specifically excluded her race from the ethnicity preferences, in comparison to me where I’d often see Bllack women specifically excluded from ethnicity preferences.
When comparing both online dating experiences, the most curious thing that came out of it for me was that even though my number of per week profile views beat out Stephanie’s, this did not translate into more interactions.