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[sic] Obviously you don’t have the same level of education.

And not wanting to date you doesn’t make me racist. “In other words, you’re not good looking enough for me. Please try to find a guy in your league.” Apart from being astoundingly rude, this man (who deleted his profile after I tweeted a screenshot of his messages) brings up the question of whether racial bias can be classified as racism.

She tells me that she’s noticed many men choosing to date white, skinny women who are either blonde or brunette: “Some guys want candy on their arm.

That’s partly down to a guy’s insecurity because they want approval.

He found that people from all racial backgrounds disproportionately contacted users from their same racial background.

However people were more willing to reply to a user of a different race than they were to initiate contact.

She's an attractive, half-Chinese and half-Caucasian 24-year-old woman, who uses OKCupid.

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"In other words, part of the reason site users, and especially minority site users, do not express interest in individuals from a different racial background is because they anticipate—based on a lifetime of experiences with racism—that individuals from a different background will not be interested in them," This, according to the paper, could be a mediating factor in why people are more likely to reply to users of another race than message them first—they're sure the person is interested in them if they receive a message.

Christian Rudder, the site’s co-founder, says: “OKCupid users are certainly no more open-minded than they used to be.

If anything, racial bias has intensified a bit.” A close friend, Sarah, is living proof of this.

Is it the same as just not fancying blondes, or is it racist?

Jo Barnett, a dating coach, tells me: “I don’t think it’s racism. You’ll get people who say, I don’t like red-heads, or I don’t like short girls, skinny girls… But when I’m coaching someone, within reason I’ll get them to look beyond that.” More than anything, she just thinks it’s a “shame” that people could be missing out on relationships because of their narrow viewpoints, or insecurities.

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