Truth about online dating


In contrast to black women, who every racial group except black men rated as less attractive than average, all the men in the study rated Asian and Latina women as more attractive than average.(And all groups rated white women as more attractive than average except black men.) Of course, people finding a woman more attractive than average doesn't mean they won't be racist to her, just that they might shift gears and do it in a different way."I went on a date with a guy from Tinder who had an Asian fetish, but I didn't realize until halfway through," Jenny C., 25, an Asian-American woman in Washington, D. "He started talking about how sexy these Asian dancers were, and I also found out that pretty much every other girl he'd seen on Tinder was Asian.

Maya, based in New York City, works in the racial and economic justice spheres, specifically when it comes to gentrification.

She's tried sites like Ok Cupid, Hinge, and Coffee Meets Bagel, and she's very upfront about her politics in her online dating profiles. "I once went on a date once where a guy asked me if I wanted to watch with him.

"As a black woman who works in tech and sports, I'm pretty used to being in environments where being non-white isn't exactly considered an asset.

I'm sure the dating world online isn't any different," she says, citing how when she made a Bumble app for a similarly pretty white friend, her friend was "inundated" with way more matches than Sarah had gotten on the app.

"All I want is to date a respectable, professional man of any color who loves me with all my chocolate skin and rolls.