The blog for the dating website OKCupid.com has come up with an actual list of stuff black people, white people, Asians and Latinos like. By combing through the profiles on OKCupid they were able to determine the most popular items and terms. So what were they?
White dudes like: Tom Clancy, Van Halen, Golfing, Harley Davidson, Ghostbusters, Phish, The Big Lebowski, Soundgarden, brew, and boating. (Also Burn Notice, Tenacious D, and “software.”) Sounds like a bad joke, right? Like, when you get to the word “Phish,” you think, “Nothing could be whiter than that, right?” And then you get to brew.
White chicks like: the Red Sox, Jodi Picoult, boating, NASCAR, mascara, Ireland, Nicholas Sparks, horseback riding, and bonfires. We’ll admit, seeing the Red Sox on top threw us a little.
Black dudes like (or are): soul food, “I am cool,” ESPN, playing basketball, Menace to Society, “tall, dark, and handsome,” “god-fearing,” Mos Def, rapping, Lupe Fiasco. Interesting they didn’t go for the “II” construction.
Black chicks like (or are): soul food, The Color Purple, “god-fearing,” gospel, Alicia Keys, neo soul, lip gloss, and “the coldest winter ever.”
OKCupid refrains from making many generalizations, except to observe that black people are more than twice as likely than average to mention their faith in their profiles. And also, if you are trying to decide whether white dudes like something, “put ‘fucking’ in the middle, and say it out loud. If it sounds totally badass, white dudes probably love it.” “Van Fucking Halen”? Check. “Jodi Fucking Picoult”? Not so much.