Racial discrimination online dating

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"Jason says he faced it and thought about it quite a bit.

So he wasn't surprised when he read a blog post from Ok Cupid co-founder Christian Rudder in 2014 about race and attraction.

Queer men of color have fewer options in online dating than queer white men.

Data suggests these stories are not uncommon or unique.

[NOTE: It is unclear whether Ok Trends included bisexual men when calculating response rates.These data illustrate that one’s race/ethnicity affects one’s romantic and sexual value in queer communities. Ok Cupid’s data sheds light on casual racism in queer online dating communities, but overt racism is also prevalent.Blogs like “Douchebags of Grindr,” though insensitively titled, point out overtly racist headlines gay men post on their Grindr profiles such as “no blacks” or “white only.” Often, white men attempt to minimize the social harm of their overt racism by claiming their comments are merely “preferences.” But these so-called preferences cause significant harm.He is gay and Filipino and says he felt like he had no choice but to deal with the rejections based on his ethnicity as he pursued a relationship."It was hurtful at first.But I started to think, I have a choice: Would I rather be alone, or should I, like, face racism?

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