White Man's Fallacy
You think an Asian woman is gonna make you happy?


Steve Sailer has a thoughtful piece on interracial marriage trends, specifically the difficulties of black women and Asian men on finding spouses and the reasoning behind it.  Below is a summary:

US census data shows there is a large discrepancy between Asian female-white male couples and white female-Asian male couples (72% vs 28%) as well as white female-black male and black female-white male couples (72% vs 28%).  There is also an imbalance with interracial couples where White-Asian couples outnumber White-Black couples (72% vs 28%).  He quickly suggests that black females and Asian males should get naturally join together but  admits this specific racial mix among couples is extremely rare.

This is one of the reasons why white male-Asian female couples seem so unusually prevalent among interracial couples…it is because they are.  According to the numbers, 52% of all interracial couples are white male-Asian female.

Sailor also has a few reasonable theories about why this phenomenon occurs.

  1. Height –  Height is an important factor for women of all races. More specifically, women want to date men that are taller than them.  Asians  tend to be shorter than whites and blacks.  This limits the number of women that Asian men can appeal to but for a short Asian woman, she “finds lots of boys temptingly much taller….”
  2. Hair length –  “The ability to grow long hair is a useful indicator of youth and good health. (Ask anybody on chemotherapy.)”.  Black women’s hair does not grow as long as whites’ or Asian’s hair.  But black women have had a huge industry of weaves and extensions built around them to meet this need.
  3. Muscularity – The simple measure of body fat %  may be the clearest differentiator between the races and sexual attractiveness.

Women like men stronger than them and men like women who are rounder and softer than them.  Nuff said.

Overall I think the ideas are very interesting.  I’d like to point out that all this is about physical characteristics.  It’s great for makin’ babies but not so good for the long term relationship.  Ain’t no pain like the passive-aggressive kind.  Like water upon the rock, it’ll wear you down.  More on that later….


OK Cupid is a popular dating web site. What makes is so interesting is that they analyze their data and publicly post their analysis on their blog. From their post in Oct 2009, How Your Race Affects the Messages You Get, it is clear that there are several reasons that Asian female/White male  couples outnumber Asian male/White female couples at a ratio of 8:1 .

  • White women prefer white men to the exclusion of everyone else—and Asian and Hispanic women prefer them even more exclusively. These three types of women only respond well to white men. More significantly, these groups’ reply rates to non-whites is terrible. Asian women write back non-white males at 21.9%, Hispanic women at 22.9%, and white women at 23.0%. It’s here where things get interesting, for white women in particular. If you look at the match-by-race table before this one, the “should-look-like” one, you see that white women have an above-average compatibility with almost every group. Yet they only reply well to guys who look like them. There’s more data on this towards the end of the post.
It’s really not the White man’s fault.  This situation is mainly due to Asian and White womens’ preferences.  But in the end, it makes Asian men feel like the white man is stealing their women.  Anyway, it’s all fair in the end; just like having sex with a crazy person is awesome but then you need to deal with the stalking and insanity afterwards.

This article from the blog, Stuff White People Like  is probably the most referenced article about the subject. It’s funny because it’s mostly true.

“Take for instance the fact that asian women well into their 30s and 40s retain teen / college girl looks without the help of botox, yoga or a trendy diet (future posts). Asian women also avoid key white women characteristics such as having a mid life crisis, divorce, and hobbies that don’t involve taking care of the children (also future posts)” – Christian Lander.

As we mentioned earlier with a humorous but true cartoon, Asian women age well…up to a point.  It’s interesting that Christian assumes that Asian women don’t have major issues.  He is sadly mistaken.  There are always trade offs.  Look at the photo of Christian.  He looks like the perfect victim for an Asian woman.


That poor white man, Rupert Murdoch. Little does he know what he’s getting into….


One of the reasons Asian women are so appreciated is that they age so well. By age 40, Asian women are definitely more attractive than other races. Of course, there’s a beauty cliff. I challenge you to find an Asian women in her 50s that doesn’t look like a dragon lady


How many white guys date asian women?