The data shown above come from the Facebook dating app, Are You Interested (AYI), which works like this: Users in search of someone for a date or for sex flip through profiles of other users and, for each one, click either “yes” (I like what I see) or “skip” (show me the next profile).
When the answer is “yes,” the other user is notified and has the opportunity to respond. The graphic shows what percentage of people responded to a “yes,” based on the gender and ethnicity of both parties (the data are only for opposite-sex pairs of people).
Sharing the basic premise, originating from the 'taboo' nature of interracial relations, individuals of other racial groups are classified as forbidden sexual objects; the result of a racial fetish.
This sexualised reductionism is, concurrently, a form of sexual racism.
They see my delight in swiping, an activity most of them find boring or even disheartening at this point, as refreshing.
But I've never actually been on a dating app as myself, a black woman. Yes, online dating seems fun from where I'm standing, but I think doing it as a woman of color would damage my faith in humanity.
It is the discrimination between potential sexual or romantic partners on the basis of perceived racial identity.
However, not everyone agrees that this should be classified as racism, some argue that distinguishing among partners on the basis of perceived race is not racism at all but a justifiable personal preference.
In reality, they probably just let me do it because of how much it fascinates me.Its users skew older than Tinder’s—about two-thirds of AYI users are older than 35, according to a spokesperson.segment revealed that, according to data from the dating site Ok Cupid, 82 percent of non-black men on the site have some bias against black women, and of the men on the site, Asian men receive the fewest messages. "Dating is one narrow slice of people's lives, which is informed by racial bias or preference.Unsurprisingly, most “yes’s” go unanswered, but there are patterns: For example, Asian women responded to white men who “yessed” them 7.8% of the time, more often than they responded to any other race.On the other hand, white men responded to black women 8.5% of the time—less often than for white, Latino, or Asian women.In general, men responded to women about three times as often as women responded to men. All men except Asians preferred Asian women, while all except black women preferred white men.