Professor Mendelsohn, attributed this to the influence of cultural imperatives on all American men.
“In this country, our notions of feminine attractiveness are based almost entirely on images of white women…
A recent article in the claims that African-American singles are abandoning traditional approaches to dating and orchestrating matches on Twitter and Facebook instead.
Raissa Tona and Wale Ayeni, recent graduates of Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business, believe so.
They’ve just created a location-based app called MELD, available on i Tunes and Google Play, that caters to college-educated black singles.
“When the constraints of segregation are lifted by technology, what do people do?
They don’t act all that differently,” said Gerald Mendelsohn, Ph D, one of the professors who worked on the study.
Even when their profiles indicate that they are indifferent about the race or ethnicity of a potential romantic interest.
The researchers expected to find homophily, a social science term which means love of the same, in their analysis but they were surprised that the internet did not play a role in eroding reluctance to date outside ones own race.
It's no secret Bumble and the like are largely used by non-black romance-seekers, therefore my chances of finding the one, if I want a black husband, are slim.
This trend also makes Black People Meet, Soul Swipe and BAE (Before Anyone Else), a new dating app specifically made for people of color, absolutely necessary.
On the whole, the process of online dating is a great thing.
Singles dress up their bios with pithy zingers in an attempt to match with other bae-less individuals.
As a black woman, however, trying to find love online isn't so simple. You see, it's an established fact that dating for black women is terrible.