| modelbusiness82 wrote:|
| jimmy_rustle wrote:|
Attraction is mostly independent of race (some say 70% of attraction has nothing to do with race) when race does come into play white men and women have everyone beat.
Ok, I'll take the bait.
Care to explain the bolded since you said it on a black hair board?
I just posted the okcupid data about desire to date out in the other thread but it is appropriate here as well (see fig.1). If you go to the okc blog you'll also see that white men and women get the most messages and they reply back less because they do not need to.
Lets go deeper...
Looks (facial attractiveness and height) followed by income, then education (which is really just a measure of income potential) are the most important determinant on how successful a man will be with women. Looks is also the most important determinant for female success with income a distance second (men care much less about what women do and how much they make).
Even though i stated 70% of attraction has nothing to do with race, people with phenotypes seen in Caucasians are pickier. For example, blue eyed people are the pickiest group in this world and they have an extremely strong preference for other blue eyed people, and the trend kinda goes downward as you go from blue eyes to dark brown. Finances is also highly correlated with race, even though Asians do make more money than white they have other negative attributes (namely height that drags down their performance, a man that is 5'7 regardless of race needs to make $50,000 more to be viewed as equal to a man that is 6'2). In general Blacks and Asian men have to be highly successful in other to have the same amount of dating success as the average white person. I will even go as far as saying that IR is such a touchy subject with blacks because only a small fraction (usually the most well off financially or the best looking) participate in IR in any significant fashion.
Look at figure 2, Whites are the baseline at zero, with women that stated they have a racial preference Blacks and Asians essentially have no prayer, hispanics are slightly better probably because it is a wishy-washy category (some of them are really close to caucasian). Men are less strict with their desire to show interest or contact someone of a different race but in terms of result the chance of mismatched goal is greater (i.e. men will approach a larger amount of women but we get less results).