Racial Discrimination in Dating Affects Asian Men and Black Women

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This is an uncomfortable situation in online dating rooms when people actually do not want to date Black women or Asian men. These two categories of people are often ignored when people go on an online dating platform. However, the question is why? Why do people have so clear racial biases as well as preferences when it comes to dating Asian men and Black Women?

Reasons for Racial Discrimination in online dating

There may be many reasons for this prevalent racial discrimination but some of them are very prominent.

Attractiveness is a very strange science which has no rules and cannot be bound by rules especially pertaining to skin color or height. However, this seems not to be the case when it comes to Asian men or Black women. As per many reasons were given by online dating participants, Asian men are often told that they do not possess the desired height which can attract women of any category.

Moreover, there is a common myth pertaining to Black women among men that they are hypersexual and masculine as compared to other women.

Thus, this racial bias practiced against Asian men and Black women in online dating platforms is prevalent due to beauty standards developed by our society and also due to the ways in which people actually socialize online.

These practices or "malpractices" actually pose problems for interracial romantic alliances.

How to build successful relationships for Black and White singles?

Though the problem is severe there are certain ways through which these can be solved to some extent.

  • We should try to create awareness among people who exclude Asian men and Black women from their preference list when dating online.
  • Special online dating sites should come up which can cater to finding singles for Asian men and Black women.
  • More and more popular society figures can be roped in this initiative.