Racism thrives in the web dating world

Racism thrives in the web dating world

Within our like App-tually series, Mashable shines a light to the world that is foggy of relationship.

I didn’t expect to receive so many matches on Tinder and Hinge from non-Black men when I relocated from my predominantly Black suburb in Dallas, Texas to an immensely diverse neighborhood in Brooklyn. We had constantly discovered myself in mostly white areas — university, jobs, holidays — yet white guys never ever took a deep interest in me personally before I relocated towards the East Coast. And beyond a “you’re pretty for a Black girl” comment while I had spent two years dating a German guy who was studying abroad at my university, it was only by transplant that a non-Black person really showed interest in courting me.

Sooner or later, we stopped swiping on non-Black males entirely.
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