So, there are certain circumstances, as this study found, that may temporarily reduce racial bias.
When I wrote to Dating Ring to inquire as to how the site was doing now, one of its founders, Lauren Kay, responded: “We’ve …
Therefore, we are called to get to know individuals and avoid jumping to conclusions based on the color of one’s skin.
I will gladly return if and when dating sites improve the experience.Until then, I will meet people in person to find those who can appreciate me for who — not what — I am.READ MORE: Why I hate farmers markets My friend dared me to delete my dating apps. In a chilling account discussed on the podcast, a Dating Ring user, upon receiving the name and phone number of a match, was said to have replied: “I hope that’s a typo, because that name doesn’t sound white to me.” Whenever someone tells me that discussing online dating is a waste of time, I refer to that anecdote and two sad truths about the online dating industry that Dating Ring’s founders discovered: First, giving people the tools to act on racial bias is profitable; and second, it is not fair to users who are discriminated against to be matched with people who are biased against their racial group and, as a result, will dismiss them as potential matches.So Dating Ring moved away from its original design.