Statistics on interracial dating 2016
Candice: Why do you think there are so many Black women who don’t consider dating outside their race? Our country’s shameful history of slavery is often used as a club to beat Black women into submission about dating interracially, particularly when it comes to white men. I would say that if you’re the type of person who is overly concerned with what other people think about your life, then interracial dating is not for you.I’ve often been called by my critics, “The Chief Bed Wench,” because I’m seen at the forefront of this issue. But many Black women are sensitive to that kind of insult and outright disapproval. We want the people in our lives to approve of the men we bring home. It comes down to what makes you happy and what makes your heart feel like it’s found its home.Vu Tran was frustrated with traditional dating apps.As an Asian male, he felt that the current offerings “get hijacked by the majority.” So, Tran and a few friends spent a weekend building an app that was focused on minorities and those who like minorities.It emphasizes racial preferences and asks users their sex and ethnicity, along with what sex and ethnicity they are interested in, when they create an account. “The founder complains about being judged by race, and then proceeds to build an app based entirely about judging people by race?From there, the experience is Tinder-like, with swiping and matches. ” Here was Tran’s response: Maybe I wasn’t clear, but what I meant to explain is that overtime, I felt like the racial judgment against me wasn’t necessarily a bad thing.That was two months ago — since then, Color Dating has attracted more than 30,000 users and quite a bit of positive feedback.Tran, a Seattle native who re-located to the Bay Area after stints with Student RND and Tune, said that he primarily made Color Dating after females consistently told him that “I don’t date Asian guys,” or, “I’m just not attracted to Asian guys.” Tran felt that this was unfair and that the trend carried over into dating apps like Tinder.
“All the dating data I’ve seen fits Ok Cupid’s pattern: black people and Asian men get short shrift,” noted an Ok Cupid study from 2014.So I decided to talk to interracial relationship expert, Christelyn Karazin, Brand Ambassador for Interracial Dating Central.com, who gave her thoughts on the subject and why she is an interracial dating advocate particularly for Black women.