The researchers asked over 2,000 gay and bisexual Australian men how they felt about race and dating through an online survey.These men also completed a region-specific version of the Quick Discrimination Index (QDI), a standard survey instrument that measures attitudes on race and diversity.When Han Song first met Sophie in a pub, he thought she was gorgeous ... "I thought oh well, I'm Asian, probably she's not interested." He was wrong. Han had only dated Korean women in the past and thought dating a white woman was "a fantasy".Sophie found Asian men attractive but says it was shared values that was most important.The only groups not to be categorically discriminated against were white men and Asian women.Last year, Ok Trends updated their research with five additional years’ worth of data, culled from some 25 million users.John and Edelisa met on a dating site called Filipino Cupid.After three months of chatting online, John proposed to Edelisa – before they'd met in person.
” took a look at gay and bisexual men and their dating preferences and found results that could have implications for the general public.After putting these two data sets together the authors concluded: “Sexual racism…is closely associated with generic racist attitudes, which challenges the idea of racial attraction as solely a matter of personal preference.” The Daily Beast breaks down these findings and applies them to common phrases seen on dating websites and apps, phrases that are often prefaced by some variation on “I’m not a racist, but…” If you’re a gay man, phrases like “no blacks” and “no Asians” aren’t just words that you’d find on old signs in a civil rights museum, they are an unavoidable and current feature of your online dating experience.I had never casually dated, and was cautiously excited to explore this new world. ” There’s a difference, though, between having a “type” and reducing people to a singular, uncontrollable factor about themselves, like race.The first Tinder date I went on was with a white guy who quickly revealed that he generally liked to date “Asian girls” or “hipster girls who ride bikes”. He also referenced ‘Gangnam Style’, a whole two years after it was even remotely relevant. In the years since, I’ve received more than a few messages on these apps fixating on my race or ethnicity, whether to test out their rudimentary Vietnamese or to straight out tell me about their sexual fantasies. I don’t message white guys to tell them I love garlic bread (for the record, I bloody love garlic bread); why would a white man think that telling me how much he loves bánh mì is a hot ticket into my pants?