The app’s data proves that black women and Asian men are the demographics on which the highest number of people swipe “left,” thereby rejecting them.
By distilling dates down to a profile picture and a swipe, Tinder encourages users to act on their knee-jerk reactions, and that lightning fast process lights up corners of our minds we haven’t fully grappled with as a society.
A number of first-person accounts, including Michelle Ofiwe in Tinder found a reason to reckon with its role in society earlier this summer.
In a login video exclusive to Hong Kong users, Tinder showed a user swipe left only once on the only Asian male in the commercial. Though the company said in its apology that “it was not our intention” and that “we see in retrospect how the content could be seen as insensitive,” it provided proof that the struggles of dating as a member of a marginalized group are invisible to everyone else. Some women like people with blue eyes, some guys like girls with short hair. While the fetishizing and discrimination of entire races in the realm of dating is wrong, it’s also something an overwhelming amount of people are guilty of.
As a black woman you are scary, inadequate, ugly or hyper-sexualized – and you just have to accept it.”Asian men have had a vastly different cultural experience in the Americas.
Although not subject to the indignities of enslavement, Asian immigrants during 19th-century westward expansion formed the basis for today’s prejudices against a cheaper-to-hire foreign working class.
And the model minority stereotype, as well, has left its share of psychological damage on Asian-American young people.
The most highly-rated groups of women by men were those of Asian and Latin descent, with white women not far behind.
It was a year later when OKCupid founder Christian Rudder published , 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.
telling that two unique demographics are ostracized on several different dating platforms.
Basic knowledge of human history, particularly American history, reveal where and how the alienation of black women and Asian men began.