Racism Is Rampant on Online Dating, Apps

Mar 10, 2016 at 4:19 pm |

“We are not the passive victims of our own internalized biases.”

Many people today are familiar with the struggle of dating. Actually, before we even get ahead of ourselves, many single people are aware of just how hard it is to meet people in the first place.

Our modern, connected world has brought us the convenience of dating apps and online dating–platforms which enable us to see, chat with, and perhaps meet people who otherwise we may never encounter.

And yet, with all the swiping left and creepy direct messaging, it seems as though we feel lonelier than ever. But could that be our own fault?

As it turns out, even in our most intimate profiles, we could be showing sides of ourselves that aren’t okay to show, not even in private.

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Source: Twitter @HorMarian

Here are the startling statistics.

Are they innocent preferences or racial biases?