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01-Oct-2015 17:02

To their mock-raised eyebrows, my response is, “I’m sorry. and all those other uncomfortable, racial stereotypes we’re not supposed to talk about.

It’s not my fault.” Okay, okay, I know what they’re thinking: As an Asian, I’m supposed to like “my own kind,” right? Not surprisingly, I’ve often been slapped with the “Twinkie” label.

That’s when I came across this study by the Pew Research Center.

Here’s a summary of the the findings, which state: As it turns out, my half-assed, survey nailed almost the exact percentage as a national survey of almost three million households. I have a few guesses: Traditional Asian cultures can be notoriously xenophobic.

That’s why I decided to verify my suspicions by turning to the ultimate dating petri dish:

On Match, people can publicly list every ethnicity they’re willing to date. So, I enlisted the help of a programmer friend who wrote a piece of computer code to scour these profiles and collect the data. Not only did the code fail to collect the data, it proceeded to send “winks” on my behalf to 18 of these women.

But, here’s a secret: My preference for dating non-Asian women wasn’t a conscious choice.

The truth is that I rarely meet Asian women who are interested in .

So, I ran a search for women between the ages of 21 and 40, who list themselves as Asian, and who reside within 50 miles of my zip code. On the plus side, two winked back, and one was pretty cute. Eventually, I did manage to collect the data for 396 women.

Of these women, I wanted to see what percentages A) specifically include Asian as one of their preferences, and B) specifically Asian as one of their preferences. Here are the results: announcing, “If you are an Asian guy, do not bother to contact me, because I will not date you.” Surprised by this admittedly less-than-scientific survey, I decided to scour the internet for any stats to corroborate or refute my findings.

In fact, a disproportionate number of Asian women in my hometown only seem to date non-Asian men.At least, that’s what it’s felt like for years now.