blog, points out that the figures are even starker within the black community.More than a third of black people older than 25 have never been married, even though they say they would like to be.
But of the 90% of the reported racial preferences, 89.9% are preferences for white people. Let’s not get heteronormative now; we’re only in the third paragraph.)Now, it gets tricky, because when a person sits down and says that they particularly want to date white people, they’re not thinking about the fact that the client before them, and the client after them, are saying the same thing.
When OKCupid analyzed its own data, it found that black men and women get fewer responses than their counterparts from other ethnic groups. Last year, data from Facebook’s dating app, Are You Interested, showed exactly the same result: The odds on online dating sites are consistently stacked against black users.
Several sites have sprung up to cater specifically to the black community, including Black People Meet, Black Planet, and Black Singles.
Black professional women, in particular, struggle to marry, continuing a trend that has been true for years: Back in 2009, ABC News reported that 70% of black professional women were unmarried.
Could technology help to improve the marriage prospects for black professionals?