Racism in gay online dating
Some profiles to reflect a desire to date people only of the same race, others indicate the subscriber is open to dating someone of another race or of any race.Using these user-generated profiles, researchers compared their stated racial preferences with the races of the people they ended up contacting.
This information is shared with social media services, sponsorship, analytics and other third-party service providers. It’s a question that needs to be put to the test, and online dating sites are an excellent way to do that, in part because of the user profiles, where race is an issue.Mendelsohn’s study involved evaluating the user profiles on an (unnamed) online dating site, and looking at the ones that indicated some sort of racial preference.Asian and Latin women are most popular with the gents.
Black women and Asian men are the two groups most notably at a dating disadvantage.
Women who state they only want to find a nice, kind, man say that they have no real physical preferences … According to Christian Rudder’s OKCupid blog, stats from 2014 show that 82 per cent of non-black men on OKCupid show some bias against black women.