Men across the board all preferred Asian women, apart from Asian men, who preferred Latinas. Cue a million stereotypes about how some groups of women are magically and uniformly "gentle" and "feminine". Go to Google, and start typing in "[race] women are…" and see what the autocomplete suggests as the most popular way of completing this statement.
You get these gems: 'Black women are repulsive' 'Asian women are gold diggers' 'Latin women are loyal' It's pretty depressing stuff.
Admittedly, the dating game is not equal and it is not kind.
Dating site OK Cupid has carved out a nice little sideline in blogging about the statistics of their more successful users, to try to help people along the way, busting myths about what does and does constitute a good profile photo and whether eating oatmeal correlates with people you'll like or drinking beer correlates with sex on the first date.
Features: Users are grouped into "tribes" and can browse profiles of users in their area.
You can apply filters to narrow your search and send photos in chat, as well as make a very short profile description.
One of the biggest at-risk groups is men who have sex with men (MSM), with the growth of hook-up apps earmarked as a cause for concern.