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The Real 'Stuff White People Like'

samzenpus posted more than 3 years ago | from the taking-a-closer-look dept.

It's funny.  Laugh. 286

Here's an interesting and funny look at 526,000 OkCupid users, divided into groups by race and gender and all the the things each groups says it likes or is interested in. While it is far from being definitive, the groupings give a glimpse of what makes each culture unique. According to the results, white men like nothing better than Tom Clancy, Van Halen, and golfing.

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white men? (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33516822)

Of course when he says "white men" he means American, the real ones...

Re:white men? (4, Funny)

Wrexs0ul (515885) | more than 3 years ago | (#33516870)

How dare you think that as a Canadian I don't like Van Halen!

Now, where'd I put that mullet...

Re:white men? (3, Funny)

interkin3tic (1469267) | more than 3 years ago | (#33518096)

How dare you think that as a Canadian I don't like Van Halen!

That wasn't an extremely polite way of saying that... admit it, you're not actually Canadian, are you? You're from New York! Nice try, NY, but -real- Canadians would apologize for being Canadian and liking Van Halen, and then would invite AC to have a beer.

Re:white men? (5, Insightful)

$RANDOMLUSER (804576) | more than 3 years ago | (#33516956)

That's not fair. It's hard to tell Canadians from really boring white people.

Re:white men? (1)

nschubach (922175) | more than 3 years ago | (#33517028)

Canadian also somehow climbed up the slang rankings for an opposing race when you don't want to say the other slang words for them.

"Damn, those Canadians can't _____!"

sigh (1, Insightful)

Dyinobal (1427207) | more than 3 years ago | (#33516826)

Idle today (or yesterday and today depending on your time zone) has been awful. I mean I get it's idle but come on.

Off topic, sorry (0, Offtopic)

rve (4436) | more than 3 years ago | (#33517292)

For some reason the forum in the idle section seems to be broken in any browser I've tried. When I click to view a post, all the other posts in the topic disappear. Is there a way to turn this off?

Re:Off topic, sorry (1)

Keill (920526) | more than 3 years ago | (#33517938)

I've been having the same problem on slashdot for a while now, and it's really annoying :( I only want to view the post I selected on that page - not select it in isolation :-/ Feels like it's double-clicking instead of single-clicking or something similar? (Using firefox 3.6.8 (about to upgrade to 3.6.9) on win-xp SP3).

Re:Off topic, sorry (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33518032)

Remove the leading "idle." after http:// in the URL and reload.

Inherent skew (1, Insightful)

MintOreo (1849326) | more than 3 years ago | (#33516834)

Being the kinds of people who participate in online dating, particularly with one named 'OkCupid'; a group I don't feel is enough to represent any ethnicity/gender with acceptable accurately.

Idiot Online Dating Sites (0, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33517074)

Seriously, what kind of losers join online dating sites? I'm no jock, in fact in my teenage years, I was the painfully shy stereotypical Star Trek nerd. I actually hid in my room when people come visit. My parents also nicknamed me the "Wet Blanket" because of my typically nerdish cynical view of life . Finally, I realized that going on this way will not only label me as a loser forever, but also an "evolutionary loser" since I will never pass down my genes. I took a deep breath, joined a hiking club, found that I was good at it, also found out that I was a natural leader and good at public speaking, impressed a girl,who later became my girlfriend, who later became my wife. All you reading this and are thinking of joining online dating sites better rethink your lives or you end up being life long losers living alone with 100 cats. Instead, go join a real-life club or organization where you meet people face to face. There are thousands of sports clubs, volunteering organizations, hobby groups, social clubs etc. that are a million times more useful and satisfying than reading some stranger's made-up online profile.

100 Cats? (4, Insightful)

VirginMary (123020) | more than 3 years ago | (#33517122)

Well, I think 100 is a bit excessive, but how about 1 or 2? I used to live with 2 cats but now only have one and think it is wonderful but what really makes my life enjoyable is the 40k comic books that I own. And no, I don't see anything wrong with being a nerd! I feel that I have been a happier person than most other people and my "secret" is to simply do what *I* enjoy and not giving a damn whether other people do the same thing and/or approve of it or not!

Re:100 Cats? (0, Troll)

sourcerror (1718066) | more than 3 years ago | (#33517424)

Your nickname tells it all ...

I'm 1of72 virgins to greet Suicidal Terrorists (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33517982)

When the corpse-exploding suicide bombers are on their way to rush into Heaven, I'm 1 of 72 virgin neckbeards that will smite them back down to Hell by Thor's Hammer.

Odinai will be pleased.

Re:Idiot Online Dating Sites (1)

similar_name (1164087) | more than 3 years ago | (#33517296)

I just like having sex with random strangers. Bars, online, clubs (like the ones you mention), they are all good. Promiscuous men are the real evolutionary winners. How many kids can you have with one woman. 15, maybe 20 tops. A real evolutionary winner can do that weekly. :p

Re:Idiot Online Dating Sites (1)

maxwell demon (590494) | more than 3 years ago | (#33517704)

Except that nowadays most women will use contraceptives. Especially those available for promiscuous men.

GOOGLE-ANALYTICS pays most of these Free sites. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33518128)

GOOGLE-ANALYTICS I know, because I've seen some of the monthly-checks webmasters receive, for selling their data to Google.

I once used some of these Social websites for socializing, then I realized the "Dating" aspect is what attracts all the 'tards and felons that you just don't know who you are talking to.

Anon is like Allah/Loki in that regard; the profiles or person you think you are conversing to could be just a series of photographs from years ago that they use to troll you into revealing your photographs so their cycle continues to steal your identity to troll more photographs from someone else.

It smells like CIA all over the place.

Nascar??? (2, Insightful)

bobstreo (1320787) | more than 3 years ago | (#33516838)

I looked at the lists I'm sure all involved will be offended.

Re:Nascar??? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33517814)

I specialy like to wach them RACE cars asplode.

The female responses . . . (5, Interesting)

SlappyBastard (961143) | more than 3 years ago | (#33516868)

I've had a long-standing belief that the heavy preference for outdoorsy crap in women's profiles is their way of engineering the males they receive responses from. The basic idea is to frame yourself in an athletic manner, thereby driving off the lazy, the fat and the unambitious. In practice, I'd expect this to torpedo a lot video gamers, guys who live at home, geeks and low wage earners. In essence, it's a type of razor wire that kills off all the guys no woman wants to talk to.

Re:The female responses . . . (0, Troll)

O('_')O_Bush (1162487) | more than 3 years ago | (#33516886)

"In essence, it's a type of razor wire that kills off all the guys no woman wants to talk to."

You're just doing a bunch of bullshit stereotyping. In reality, most guys find girls, no matter what their interests, activities, or income.

Re:The female responses . . . (2, Interesting)

Nursie (632944) | more than 3 years ago | (#33516888)

Well, it's probably also aspirational.

Who wouldn't like to get out side more and do outdoorsy things all the time?

But when it comes down to it, most of us can't be bothered. The women probably want someone to help them achieve that.

Re:The female responses . . . (4, Interesting)

rubies (962985) | more than 3 years ago | (#33516942)

More that our external representations of ourselves rarely match the actual. Look at the crazy pictures people put on Facebook for their profiles - 40 year olds with some photo from their mid-twenties before they got fat. Listing a bunch of interests you rarely participate in (unless bumping into your dusty huffy n the garage counts as cycling).

Re:The female responses . . . (3, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33516962)

"Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation."

Oscar Wilde

Re:The female responses . . . (1)

A. B3ttik (1344591) | more than 3 years ago | (#33516974)

a lot video gamers, guys who live at home, geeks and low wage earners.

That's about everyone, since geeks make all the money these days.

Re:The female responses . . . (3, Insightful)

antifoidulus (807088) | more than 3 years ago | (#33517660)

No, executives make all the money while doing nothing useful(they spend more time trying to figure out how to enrich themselves than they do the company). Case in point, over the past 10 years executive pay has skyrocketed in the US while stocks are, at best, stagnant. This is why I always laugh whenever the Republicans complain about taxing the richest 10% is placing an unfair "burden" on the most "productive" people. Beyond a certain point the relationship between salary and productivity is tenacious, at best. Case in point, pretty much every single major bank in the US.

Re:The female responses . . . (0, Flamebait)

ShakaUVM (157947) | more than 3 years ago | (#33517750)

>>I always laugh whenever the Republicans complain about taxing the richest 10%

Idiot.

If you make a decent wage as a software engineer, and you're married to another worker, guess what? You're in the top 10%.

The cutoff for the top 10% of income is $110,000.

It's ridiculous to pretend that all of these people are all executives and fat cats that don't produce. I work my ass off, as does my wife, and we would both rather prefer not losing half our income to the government.

Re:The female responses . . . (1)

mikael_j (106439) | more than 3 years ago | (#33517988)

To most software engineers who aren't living in NYC or Silly Valley $110k/year is a bit more than "a decent wage".

Re:The female responses . . . (1)

lxs (131946) | more than 3 years ago | (#33517998)

So you prefer to lose half your income to insurance companies and lawsuits? To each their own I guess.

Re:The female responses . . . (2, Funny)

Tablizer (95088) | more than 3 years ago | (#33516994)

outdoorsy crap in women's profiles is their way of engineering the males they receive responses from. The basic idea is to frame yourself in an athletic manner, thereby driving off the lazy, the fat and the unambitious. In practice, I'd expect this to torpedo a lot video gamers, guys who live at home, geeks

Well, I play Tetris while water-skiing. I showed them!

Re:The female responses . . . (4, Interesting)

Steauengeglase (512315) | more than 3 years ago | (#33516996)

I'll have to agree with that one. Some of my outdoorsey friends have had problems with women using that as a filter and then treating them like fixer-uppers. Granted they were also to blame. If she says that she enjoys fishing and camping, don't say yes when she asks you about fine dining and shopping. Just be honest.

Re:The female responses . . . (2, Interesting)

uvajed_ekil (914487) | more than 3 years ago | (#33517030)

Hmm, I think the outdoorsy shtick relates more to young women in rural/outlying areas. They may not really like riding ATVs, camping, fishing, and hiking, but they like guys who listen to songs about tractors and like ATVs and fishing. It could be more about who they are trying to attract than who they wish to exclude. I live on the edge of civilization, where all macho guys to the South and East wear cowboy hats (when they go to the country music dancing bar), claim to hunt and fish (though most of them have done it very few times), and espouse the virtues of pickup trucks (while they drive Chevy Cavaliers and old-ass Mercury Sables). In rural and semi-rural populations, this is somewhat the norm. If you adjusted your data to examine trends only in urban and inner-ring suburban areas, you'd see a lot less outdoorsy crap in women's profiles, with more mentions of wine, reading, baseball games, and walking in parks.

Re:The female responses . . . (1)

the_womble (580291) | more than 3 years ago | (#33517084)

Most of the most ambitious (and richest) people I know are over-weight, because they got rich by putting in long hours at the office, thereby reducing the time they have for exercise.

On the other hand, nice hard manual labour makes people fit.

Re:The female responses . . . (1)

zmollusc (763634) | more than 3 years ago | (#33517614)

Weird! All the broken-down has-beens and losers I know are over-weight, because they put in long hours at the office, thereby reducing the time they had for exercise.

Re:The female responses . . . (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33518100)

Tonight on Dancing with Gabe Newell we have a verrry special treat for you!

Low wages? (1)

antdude (79039) | more than 3 years ago | (#33517118)

Geeks make low wages? I thought they decent amount of money.

1990 called (1)

rsilvergun (571051) | more than 3 years ago | (#33517232)

they want their jobs market back.

Re:1990 called (1)

antdude (79039) | more than 3 years ago | (#33517328)

When they are employed, man. I know some employed ones who make decent amount. They have video game consoles, big screen TV/televisions, fancy computers, nice home theaters, etc.

Re:1990 called (1)

HereIAmJH (1319621) | more than 3 years ago | (#33517572)

When they are employed, man.

When I'm working I make lots of money and pay lots of taxes.

Right now, I'm the government's bitch and I'll speak nicely of them if I want my unemployment benefits that I need while they strangle me with bureaucracy and I learn new skillz so that I can go back to making lots of money and paying lots of taxes.

Like many nerds, you are over analysing (5, Insightful)

SmallFurryCreature (593017) | more than 3 years ago | (#33517862)

Such stuff is an ADVERTISEMENT. The woman is trying to sell herself, so she lists stuff that she thinks make her attractive to others.

Normal people don't spend all their time thinking everything through as if it is a move in a chess game.

Think of it as going to an exotic location on holiday just to bake in the sun. You want to world to see you as an exciting person who has seen the world, when all you really want to do is not do anything at all.

Really, the reason nerds often do bad with women is because they overthink it all. STOP. If women were complicated, jocks wouldn't be able to deal with them.

Re:Like many nerds, you are over analysing (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33518048)

Such stuff is an ADVERTISEMENT. The woman is trying to sell herself, so she lists stuff that she thinks make her attractive to others.

Sounds about right. The whole "active, sportsy, outdoorish" activities are a way to imply they are fit and good looking; or at least want you to think so. Personal ads have sort of a special code like job ads or work evaluations.

We all know that video games, watching movies, reading, etc. are stigmatised hobbies that have a lot of negative associations with them. Everybody pads his/her profile with stuff to make them look better and omits the more socially frowned upon hobbies.

Women selling theirselves NAO? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33518052)

You sound like another COP that I've heard before that likes to accuse somoene of doing something illegal just to hand-out tickets that give bonuses to the judge's retirement fund and sucessful prosecution (was a recent court-case). If that were the case, then all these websites would be shut down for all manners of pederasty, stalking, and prostitution.

I continually am told that people my age are a lost cause and a lost generation that will not inherit the lifestyle of my parents. This, and I don't have any friends my age because I am just a completely different man that I prefer to study and converse with someone well into their 70's and 80's. I think there is much more at stake: the parents failed with their failed children, because it's out of our hands: the world pacified everyone for the non-domesticated religious wackos to grow around them as-is the case in Europe and East-coast America today.

Science != Statistics (1)

Psaakyrn (838406) | more than 3 years ago | (#33516874)

Just saying.

Re:Science != Statistics (2, Insightful)

iammani (1392285) | more than 3 years ago | (#33516960)

Actually Subset(Science)=Subset(Statistics). Would you also like some venn diagrams with that?

Re:Science != Statistics (1)

Trepidity (597) | more than 3 years ago | (#33517208)

For bonus points, please include "math" in the diagram.

(Unfortunately, there's no clear consensus on that one. It's interesting to look at where stats is at various universities--- sometimes it's in "math" or "applied math", other times it's in a separate dept all on its own.)

Re:Science != Statistics (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33517214)

Would you also like some venn diagrams with that?

Oh yes please! ASCII art rocks!

Re:Science != Statistics (1)

maxwell demon (590494) | more than 3 years ago | (#33517734)

Usually Venn diagrams use just circles (or other convex round shapes which are topologically equivalent to a circle), not rocks.
However, a rock drawn in ASCII art would certainly be interesting.

SCNR

Re:Science != Statistics (1)

Psaakyrn (838406) | more than 3 years ago | (#33517588)

Oh fine. But back on context, I disagree that the statistics listed here has anything to do with science.

Anybody for a small wager? (4, Insightful)

hyades1 (1149581) | more than 3 years ago | (#33516922)

I bet if the site allowed you to keep part of your profile private, with access reserved only for your buddies, a certain multi-ethnic theme would emerge. A predilection for BJ's would cross all cultural barriers and leap to number one on the list of things most guys like.

High fives all 'round. Woot, woot!

as a white person... (2, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33516944)

I hope we make contact with aliens soon so we can stop worrying about the color of the humans and start worrying about humans in general.

Re:as a white person... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33517000)

Are you some sort of Hobbesian?

Re:as a white person... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33517336)

How did we digress to talking LOTR?

Oh, wait...never mind.

Re:as a white person... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33517448)

No, more of a Calvinist.

Assumed homogeneity (2, Interesting)

devleopard (317515) | more than 3 years ago | (#33516958)

Stereotyping is never good, but it has a higher degree of confidence based on the divergence of individual characteristics, as well as population. (For example, you say "all 17 year old black males like rap music", but you're actually looking at more than one characteristic - there typically is less divergence among economic status, geographic distance from peers, etc.. to put it bluntly, they tend to be poor and live close together)

Among white males, this tends to be less true wider array of economic functioning (higher % of upper middle class), geographic distribution (with few exceptions, white males can *socially* live wherever they want, if they can afford it), etc. So there's no *typical* white male.

Re:Assumed homogeneity (1)

stevesliva (648202) | more than 3 years ago | (#33516984)

Bullshit. The typical white male on a dating website likes Tom Fucking Clancy because he knows the ladies dig guys who read fatass books.

The ladies on the other hand, can discriminate Tom Fucking Clancy from Toni Fucking Morrison, so they're not impressed, and all the Tom Fucking Clancy lovers stay in web dating purgatory.

Re:Assumed homogeneity (1)

TheKidWho (705796) | more than 3 years ago | (#33517334)

Well hey, if you RTFA you might also see that Heinlein is in the middle of interests as well for white males.

Granted I realize you RTFA already.

Re:Assumed homogeneity (1)

oljanx (1318801) | more than 3 years ago | (#33517636)

If I follow you correctly -- your assumption is that due to their economic status black males tend to live in larger and less diverse groups than white males. And as a result they are more likely to have similar interests. Ok that makes sense. And unfortunately you are correct that statistically, white males generally find themselves in better financial situations, which does give them more flexibility when deciding where they want to live. But, last time I checked, upper middle class white males (and/or females) don't often locate themselves in culturally diverse areas. They tend to stick with their flock, just like everyone else. It's human nature. As a result the geographic distribution factor is probably not as significant as you might think.

Re:Assumed homogeneity (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33518072)

So there's no *typical* white male.

I'm a typical white male, and find your stereotyping egregious.

Since when is "white" a culture? (2, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33516968)

They can divide this up by white/black/asian/indian/etc, but they aren't dividing it up by culture. Quite often whites in America have very little in common... just like Taiwanese and Koreans have very little in common (aside from being 'asian')... or Tanzanians and Russians... T^T

Re:Since when is "white" a culture? (1)

DigiShaman (671371) | more than 3 years ago | (#33517184)

Yup, just like how the blacks from Kenya, Europe, and America have very different cultures and thus an outlook on life. And yes, I've heard this personally from them in the workplace (casual talk, no heated debate).

This study has it ass-backwards. If you're looking to categorize, do it by culture NOT race. To conduct a study like this is based on a false premise to begin with.

Re:Since when is "white" a culture? (1)

lee1026 (876806) | more than 3 years ago | (#33517288)

If race didn't exist, a study like this wouldn't be able to get results. The fact that they were able to get results suggests that some things correlate with the categorizations that they have chosen.

have you ever seen a black or Hispanic guy (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33516972)

... hum along to a song by Huey Lewis and the News?

Me neither.

Race? (3, Insightful)

agm (467017) | more than 3 years ago | (#33516988)

White is not a race and neither is black.
Just saying.

Re:Race? (1)

mjwx (966435) | more than 3 years ago | (#33517344)

White is not a race and neither is black.

Does Caucasian and Negroid make you feel better?

But then again, genetically speaking Latino, Middle Eastern and Indian aren't races (being Caucasian, Caucasian and Asian respectively).

Re:Race? (4, Interesting)

guyminuslife (1349809) | more than 3 years ago | (#33517538)

As someone who took a semester of Sociology 101 years ago, I am here to snobbishly inform you that race is a social construction and that you can divvy it up however you wish.

(Actually, as I vaguely recall reading---I took more than just the 101 course---there's a wealth of fascinating legal history about the construction of race in this country other than the typical White/Black/Native American issues, mainly due to naturalization law. I think I remember something about Indians arguing that they were white once science caught on to the genesis, but were ruled nonwhite because they had darker skin. And a Japanese guy who argued that he was white because he had light skin, but was ruled nonwhite because...I forget. Slanty eyes, maybe.)

Re:Race? (1)

mjwx (966435) | more than 3 years ago | (#33517646)

As someone who took a semester of Sociology 101 years ago, I am here to snobbishly inform you that race is a social construction and that you can divvy it up however you wish.

Actually, I was going for +1 pedantic hyperbole, using a pedantic example of the GGP's post to disprove the GGP's post and point out how futile it is to place "not a race" constructs around these issues, as you have pointed out.

But seeing as we are talking about sciences.... Going back to high school level biology where there are only three distinct races, Caucasian, Mongoloid (Asian) or Negroid (African) which can be easily determined by physical evidence. For example hair samples [fbi.gov] can be used to determine race. Of course with the amount of interbreeding between these races today, it's getting harder to determine.

I know, I know, silence physicists [xkcd.com] .

Re:Race? (1)

Daniel Dvorkin (106857) | more than 3 years ago | (#33517842)

Caucasian, Mongoloid (Asian) or Negroid (African) which can be easily determined by physical evidence.

You went to high school in the 19th century?

Re:Race? (1)

mjwx (966435) | more than 3 years ago | (#33517860)

You went to high school in the 19th century?

No, I went to school where they still teach you actual science and critical thinking.

YOU ALL ARE WRONG. Race is caste, not Melanin (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33518114)

If you look at race as a measure of your melanin in your skin then you will fail.

As well, it's pronounced Holy Cau-Cacian (not little-cock Asian)

White and Black is the same melanin-anomaly from mutated genetics, because skin is supposed to be able to heal itself as well as absorb light, yet you see that Blacks are actually the same anomaly as reverse Albinism. The more people breed into distant branches of genetics then this over-tampers the genetics responsible for melanin.

Just an example of this is to study when some people on India mated to druids from Europe to create the Kelt named Japheth the son of Noah known in the collective Holy Bible that founded Norway; The Kelts that migrated to the north region of the Mediterranean sea then mated with Abramids that were resonsible for most of the latination branches that slowly migrated were somewhat isolated forever from the others due to differences.

Shemites are Arabs that have more asian-blood in them than Abrahamic.

What none comprehend is that much of Africa had "light-skinned" people on the continent from the beginning before the genetics began to foul-up. It was long practice that anyone different was sent to "fairer" climates through trading routes, and so you see why the more Hamitic Celts migrated to around Spain and then landed on Ireland.

None realize that most of Africa is in-fact dark-skinned Asian, like Shemite but none no the difference because they they're looking at skin as race rather than body physiology.

religion (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33516998)

I like the evidence (not proof) provided in the final two figures that atheists really are smarter than religious people, with Christians coming in dead last. I love it!

Hmmm, they somehow missed (2, Funny)

SlimXero (1001229) | more than 3 years ago | (#33517012)

How 99.9% of women between the ages of 15-40 list themselves as bisexual. Odd.

Sick of threesome requests (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33517086)

It's a dating site. If a woman lists herself as bisexual, all she'll get are propositions for threesomes.

Re:Hmmm, they somehow missed (2, Informative)

PyroMosh (287149) | more than 3 years ago | (#33517918)

They didn't miss it. They covered it in a different analysis.

REALITY: 80% of self-identified bisexuals are only interested in one gender.

12% of women under 35 on OkCupid (and the internet in general, I'd wager) self-identify as bi. However, as you can see above, only about 1 in 4 of those women is actually into both guys and girls at the same time. I know this will come as a big letdown to the straight male browsing population: three-fourths of your fantasies are, in fact, fantasies of a fantasy. Like bi men, most bi women are, for whatever reason, not observably bi. The primacy of America's most popular threesome, two dudes and an Xbox, is safe.

The full analysis is here (scroll down a bit):

http://blog.okcupid.com/index.php/the-biggest-lies-in-online-dating/ [okcupid.com]

Above everything else... (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33517032)

White people love reading lists about what white people like.

Re:Above everything else... (5, Funny)

mjwx (966435) | more than 3 years ago | (#33517370)

White people love reading lists about what white people like.

Actually I like reading lists about what Asian women like,

From today I'm a simple person and mechanical engineer who enjoys noodles, cricket and basketball.

Re:Above everything else... (1)

keeboo (724305) | more than 3 years ago | (#33517732)

Actually I like reading lists about what Asian women like,
From today I'm a simple person and mechanical engineer who enjoys noodles, cricket and basketball.

You're assuming asian women are necessarily after asians.
Where I live there are many people os japanese ancestry (pre WWII immigration), and I've heard from different women of that group that they did not want anything with ethnic japanese men. And I saw many times such women with white men. - It seems that it works the same for ethnic japanese men.
No idea why is that so.

Re:Above everything else... (1)

mjwx (966435) | more than 3 years ago | (#33517788)

You're assuming asian women are necessarily after asians.

You're also assuming I'm Asian.

Where I live it's not unusual to see mixed race couples, in fact it's almost the norm.

No idea why is that so.

Grass is greener, what to escape some kind of cultural issues, get away from the family. Could be many reasons but for the most part mixed race couples have the same motivation as non-mixed couples, love and money.

I see a lot of mixed race people these days, not just with mixed race white/Asian people but with a lot of mixed race Asians. You'll find a lot of Thai/Korean, Japanese/Thai, Japanese/Chinese people as well as Philipino/American, Malay/English and so forth. There is significantly less stigma in both Asian and Western societies against having a mixed race baby, especially with many Asians wanting to be whiter (in many Asian cultures, brown skin means you work in the sun all day, white skin means you are wealthy enough to stay indoors). I think in modern western societies we place less emphasis on our racial identity and more on our national identity (I'm American/English/German and so forth).

Re:Above everything else... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33518038)

No, he's assuming you are a white guy with yellow-fever.

biticH (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33517048)

to fight what has Of the GNAA I

What white people really like (1, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33517054)

Would be to not read stupid articles like this one.

lies in the summary... (3, Insightful)

Kristopeit, M. D. (1892582) | more than 3 years ago | (#33517270)

the groupings give a glimpse of what makes each culture unique

NOT TRUE. the groupings give a glimpse of what makes members each culture who would sign up for a dating website named "okcupid" unique.

Fucking racist pigs (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33517326)

We're called Caucasian, you multicoloured fuckfags

Uh oh... (1)

mrgiles (872216) | more than 3 years ago | (#33517564)

All these years I thought I was white, yet I stopped reading Tom Clancy in my teens, I don't listen to Van Halen, and have never payed a game of golf in my life. (I assume that mini-golf doesn't count) I need to sit down, my entire world-view of myself just came crashing down!

Soul food? (1)

maxwell demon (590494) | more than 3 years ago | (#33517748)

WTF is soul food? Never even heard of that.
Maybe instead of eating the meat of animals, they are eating their souls? :-)

Re:Soul food? (1)

Cassander (251642) | more than 3 years ago | (#33517956)

"Soul Food" is the politically correct label for African-American food. Think fried chicken & waffles, collard greens, okra, grits, chitluns... Basically southern food that was traditionally popular with the less economically-advantaged people in the south.

Uhhh... (3, Insightful)

tool462 (677306) | more than 3 years ago | (#33517790)

According to the results white men like nothing better than Tom Clancy, Van Halen, and golfing.

I'm pretty sure this should be categorized under "The Wrong Kind of White People".

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