Studies show that being contacted by someone from another race on Ok Cupid greatly increases the likelihood that a person will speak with a person from that race in the future, and that having friends in interracial relationships can help increase understanding.
In both instances, talking with another person leads to a reduction in preconceived notions about a race or ethnic group.
An analysis of five years of Ok Cupid data found that Asian men and African American men and women have the hardest time with online dating. “Beauty is a cultural idea as much as a physical one, and the standard is, of course, set by the dominant culture.
I believe that’s what you see in the data here,” said Ok Cupid Christian Rudder in a 2014 blog post.
Color Dating is emerging as big changes occur in the United States. S., attitudes about interracial relationships have changed dramatically.
Between 19, approval of marriage between black and white people grew from four percent to 87 percent, “one of the largest shifts of public opinion in Gallup history,” the company said. Meanwhile, Generation Z, the most diverse generation in American history, is beginning to vote, get jobs, and date.
“The greater mission there is if we can make [interracial dating] less of a taboo, if we can bring people together, if we can get that conversation out there and stand for something positive, that’s great,” he said.
“I want to believe that the reason this will continue to grow and take off and expand, the reason why this is happening is because race relations are getting better.
This free dating application is called to be one of the largest racial dating applications available over the Google and App Store.After being selected for Y Combinator’s 2014 class and working on creating an artificial intelligence-fueled chatbot, Vu Tran decided three months ago to scrap that project and create Color Dating, an app for interracial dating.It’s been said that when entrepreneurs create something, they are often their own target audience, and for Tran it was a personal pivot.Tran said he wants Color Dating to remove the taboo that some people still feel about interracial dating and to make life easier for people, like a friend Tran grew up with in Seattle who likes black men but whose father said he’d disown her if she dated someone black.He hopes the app will help users in less tolerant parts of the country who said they feel ostracized by their community for dating outside their race.