One acquaintance told me in wonderment that Chinese women are great in the bedroom – as if I wasn't one – to being casually asked if I’d be interested in a guy “who has been with Chinese girls and likes it”.

One time, I messaged a few of these Asian women about why they won’t date Asian men, and the response was a very indignant “everyone is entitled to their preference”, and the obligatory, “I have a super hot white friend who only dates Asian guys.” It’s not the same thing as what black people go through everyday, but it still sucks. Through sheer chance, I married one of these mythical white woman who had a strong preference for Asian men (though we each married our “own kind” the second time around).

To protect her privacy, let’s call her Jennifer Hanson.

Similarly, women prefer men of their own race and tend to find Asian and black men less attractive.

The visuals below shows a user’s racial preference of a potential suitor compared to the average user of any race.

In September of 2014, Christian Rudder, cofounder of the online dating website Ok Cupid, released research on race and attraction from 2009 to 2014 that was compiled through interactions on Ok Cupid.

While the study found that interracial relationships are rising year by year, Ok Cupid’s research raises an interesting question: Are racial biases in dating and attraction actually decreasing, or have they gotten worse?

No, not the disease you can pick up when travelling to certain countries.

I'm talking about when Caucasian men develop an acute sexual preference for East Asian women – even becoming a fetish, for some.

In a country where the number of people who identify as multiracial has grown substantially and 93% of multiracial people identify as white and black, what does dating data show about them? Researchers analyzed data collected between 20 from a major online dating website and combed through 6.7 million messages exchanged between heterosexual men and women.