USA TODAY - Nov 4 - Online daters prefer to contact those of the same race, but new research by sociologist Kevin Lewis of the University of California, San Diego suggests that online daters are often more willing to respond to interest from someone of another race. Lewis finds the strongest within-race contact among Asians and the weakest among whites. White women respond mostly to white men. Black daters tend to be ignored when they contact non-blacks. AYI.com found Asian women the most preferred by all men except Asians – who prefer Hispanic women.