And not wanting to date you doesn’t make me racist. “In other words, you’re not good looking enough for me. Please try to find a guy in your league.” Apart from being astoundingly rude, this man (who deleted his profile after I tweeted a screenshot of his messages) brings up the question of whether racial bias can be classified as racism.Is it the same as just not fancying blondes, or is it racist?When she pointed out that she was actually Indian, and naturally brown, he stopped replying immediately.It might have been down to a variety of reasons, but experience told her that it’s because he didn’t want to date an Indian girl - or, indeed, any girl who was radically different from himself. A new study by OKCupid suggests that such behaviour is more prevelant than ever.You can join for free, which gives you the chance to browse other Asian singles, and upload your own profile.When you become a paid subscriber, you then have access to all the fantastic features of the site, including: romantic matches, diaries & blogs, private email and chat, video profiles and messaging, winks, icebreakers..much more.
She tells me that she’s noticed many men choosing to date white, skinny women who are either blonde or brunette: “Some guys want candy on their arm.
One of the most telling incidents occured more than a year ago when a friend was using online dating site OKCupid.
A man messaged her, telling her how attractive he thought her “Latino tan” was.
The website looked at research from five years ago - which showed most people prefer to date within their own race - and compared it to current data. According to OKCupid, Asian and black men receive fewer messages than white men, while black women receive the fewest messages of all users.
Christian Rudder, the site’s co-founder, says: “OKCupid users are certainly no more open-minded than they used to be.