However, the greatest preference was for women of their own ethnicity (54%).When Noah Leavitt and Helen Kim first met and started dating in graduate school in 1997, they didn’t know many other couples that looked like them.
My friend scrolls through the photos of a man on Facebook.
He’s white, lives in a predominantly white neighborhood, and went to a predominantly white high school.
However, we at Coffee Meets Bagel feel uniquely suited to test this specific hypothesis because of our — how shall we put it — enormously overly-representative Jewish and Asian membership. This is largely due to the fact that we first started our service with a group of young, urban professionals (aka our own friends! A quick refresher on how Coffee Meets Bagel (CMB) works: Every day at noon, CMB introduces members to one single (aka a “Bagel”), whom they must LIKE or PASS within 24 hours.
As you can see, Jewish and Asians are over-represented ten-fold on CMB compared to the U. These Bagels are friends of friends who meet the user’s match preference criteria — gender, age, race, religion.
Others claim that it’s a harmless preference on the basis of physical appearance, no different than a preference for blondes or girls with tattoos.
Unfortunately, neither of these answers is correct.
Zhao came to the United States from China for graduate school in Electrical Engineering at the University of California San Diego.
Despite a large social circle, she and her friends found it difficult to meet compatible men because of language and cultural barriers. “Although these sites do provide a large pool of candidates, many of them are not of similar background, since most Chinese are not on these sites," said Zhao.
“Like many entrepreneurs,” said 2Red Beans co-founder Q Zhao, “I started 2Red Beans with my friends to solve our own problems—finding dates which eventually lead to life partners.” Founded in 2010, and modeled after JDate, a dating site for Jewish Singles, 2Red Beans is an online dating site for the Chinese diaspora or “Overseas Chinese.” It boasts almost 500,000 members, of whom 70 percent use simplified/traditional Chinese as their default site language, 30 percent were born in North America, and only 2 percent are non-Asian.