As much as we like to think that America is a postracial society, Americans still prefer to date someone from their race.Studies have shown that this preference is stronger than almost any other when it comes to finding mates, although it’s not entirely clear why.
They've been burned with guys from their own country. Also some Asian women have personality and character traits that local guys don't like.Lewis couldn’t tell how extensive the contacts were — whether these people had just exchanged pleasantries or had actually gone on dates or made it to the aisle. (MORE: Why We Don’t Trust Online-Dating Sites — but Use Them Anyway) Reaching out to someone of a different ethnic background may be awkward because online users engage in what Lewis calls “pre-emptive discrimination.” That is, they expect — based on the way race has shaped their lives so far — rejection, or at the very least, to have little in common with someone who doesn’t share their heritage.This would explain why white people, who are likely to have experienced the least racial discrimination, feel most comfortable about crossing the ethnic line.So being a 'black' foreigner is alien to most Thai women.Also the 'white-skin' mania in Thailand makes it more difficult for black men Asian women dating. You'll have to be more patient and understanding than you'd have to be back home.Minority groups (those who identify themselves on OKCupid as black, Hispanic, Indian or Asian) were much more likely to stay in their own racial lane when in search of mates online. They were more likely to contact white guys than other Asian guys, which my Asian girlfriends tell me is because, in part, they’re not fans of the traditional role that girlfriends and wives have played — and continue to play — in many Asian societies.They were more likely to respond to white guys too, but then again, all races were most likely to respond to white guys.He found that, indeed, most people very rarely strayed beyond their own ethnicity in reaching out to potential dates.And if they did, they were less likely to get a response than from people of their same race.But, says Lewis, his data suggests that if someone — more likely a man, according to the data — makes the first move, and overcomes his fear of rejection, online daters realize the pool of potential partners may be wider and richer than they had previously imagined, and they tend to initiate more interracial contacts and to respond to ones that come their way more often.Lewis is the first to admit that the study is small and has obvious limitations.