T inder revolutionized the dating world when it was launched five years ago. But, in drastically streamlining the attraction process, and entirely by accident, Tinder became the skeleton key to unlocking data on racism in America. Black women and Asian men make up two demographics that have been long stigmatized as not-ideal sexual and romantic partners. Established in , a whole six years prior to Tinder, the dating site OKCupid ensured its longevity when it sought help from Tinder in to implement the swipe into its own platform. It was a year later when OKCupid founder Christian Rudder published Datacylsm , a book which collects illustrated data visualizations with stats from OKC user profiles. The book offers incredible insight into topics like our habits, our political beliefs, our speech patterns — and the assumptions many people still make about entire populations.
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Ashley Brown. In , user data on OkCupid showed that most men on the site rated black women as less attractive than women of other races and ethnicities. That resonated with Ari Curtis, 28, and inspired her blog, Least Desirable. Kholood Eid for NPR hide caption. These were the types of messages Jason, a year-old Los Angeles resident, remembers receiving on different dating apps and websites when he logged on in his search for love seven years ago. He has since deleted the messages and apps. Jason is earning his doctorate with a goal of helping people with mental health needs.
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This copy is for your personal non-commercial use only. Uncomfortable yet? White men: congratulations! Women of every racial background seem to strongly prefer dating you. Asian and Latin women are most popular with the gents.
Dating interracially for Asian men, especially dating Blacks, has been a huge social stigma for many years. I remember thinking to myself, wow that looks really silly. It was really a pity that they didn't give them a kiss scene apparently it got edited out. At the time, America just wasn't ready for all that interracial action, and more importantly, America just wasn't ready to see an Asian man as being sexual. What I really liked was that Gabrielle was smoking hot in that series.