I went on a double date with my female Jewish friend. Obviously we're not subjected to online abuse from gossip sites (being that we're not in any Hollywood film franchises, or performing at Glastonbury).
My partner for the evening was a white, Jewish guy. But we do get "looks" when we're walking down the street together - especially when we leave London. Much of the time it seems to be confusion and uncertainty ("are they even allowed to date in her culture? Unlike me he's never had to develop a "racism radar", where you instinctively know that people are staring because of your skin colour. Lots of my black and ethnic minority (BAME) friends, who date white people, tell me the same thing. I know of one couple – a black man and white woman – who’ve had much worse experiences.
The dating app has grown exponentially since its launch.
Unfortunately, given the sheer size and reach of its user base, there are incidences where racist and bigoted users who use “preference” as a catch-all disclaimer for atrocious behaviour. Earlier this year, an Australian medical student shone a light on racism on the popular dating site.
We all think we know what we’re looking for in a partner: Tall, dark and handsome…
But surely you wouldn’t be so shallow as to rule out the potential love of your life on something as transitory as looks?
“They’d look at us and do this subtle head shake thing.
As of Grindr’s fifth anniversary on March 25 2014, the app had achieved more than 10-million user downloads and had more than 5-million active monthly users worldwide.
In January 2016, Grindr announced that it sold its 60% stake to a Chinese gaming company, Beijing Kunlun Tech, for million.
A few days later, after looking at 300 reader comments, researchers sent some surprising news back. Eastwick, Inter-racial dating is the majority of what I have done since I began dating!
“The researchers realize that their results can be depressing, but they also agree with the many readers who caution against reading too much into the preferences of online daters and speed daters. I married a black man, who I am now (17 years later) divorcing, but the point is that I think the world is FULL of potential, why limit yourself?