Racial preference in online dating
According to Christian Rudder, co-founder of Ok Cupid, the pattern has stayed pretty stable through the boom in online dating, from 2009 to 2014."Ok Cupid users are certainly no more open-minded than they used to be.If anything, racial bias has intensified a bit," he wrote in his blog. Both of us are products of mixed relationships and move in ethnically diverse circles, but I knew where the conversation was going. “On what that preference is, and why.” The real problem is that dating apps are inherently flawed.We’d be better off quitting these apps and going back into the real world, where we can decide first hand what we like.Chinese-Australian woman Emma told "I have a couple of good male friends of mine who joke about it."Emma said there's also a fetishisation of Asian woman that's uncomfortable."You'll have costumes for sale with a very tight, very short cheongsam - which is a Chinese dress complete with hair chopsticks.It's that kind of fetishisation that perpetuates a stereotype that we're something to be desired."In pornography, most of the actors are white.
Online dating creates an environment for men to openly discriminate women, especially women of colour.
Ok Cupid has features that gives you the ability to choose your potential soulmate.
Like online shopping, filters such as height, size, weight, and race are the choices available to choose from. Everyone has preferences, but when it comes to race, that’s where it crosses the line.
* African-American men are more likely to respond to women of different races but receive three times more responses from African-American women than a non-black woman.
* African-American women prefer all races over Caucasian men but are the least likely to get a response from all men.
Moye presented a study based on Cornell University have shown that college students are more likely to exclude black women from dates, which promotes the idea that “whiteness” is the ideal.