Beyond dominating the online dating pool, white people are also viewed more favorably on dating sites.
A 2014 OKCupid analysis found that users of all races gave white users the highest average match scores.
The reasoning for this is simple, if somebody made White People Meet there would be an extreme backlash towards the creator of it.
Black People Meet is not attempting to fan any racial flames, but the simple fact of the matter is that it is a dating site that is excluding people based on race, which while it may not be particularly harmful in this instance is still racist.
(“If you’re a black man who prefers to date white women, this might be a good option,” he said — presuming you can get over the object of your affection’s stated racial preferences.) It costs a month to message other members, and the site’s terms of service specifically prohibit messages that “promote racism, bigotry, [or] hatred.” “The site is not racially motivated in any way,” Russell stressed.
And yet, regardless of what Russell thinks about his site or his own intentions, there’s no denying that dating is racially motivated — and online dating, demonstrably so.
Data from Ok Cupid, the most transparent of the mainstream dating sites, has repeatedly shown a sitewide bias against people of color.
Beauty is a cultural idea as much as a physical one, and the standard is of course set by the dominant culture." he wrote.
I am sure some of you are wondering about the concept and need for a dating website titled “Where White People Meet. There are various dating websites that promote and cater to just about every origin, race, religion and lifestyle out there. Dating sites seeking to connect users of the same religion, lifestyle, or race are not new, but online meeting places for the majority hardly seem necessary.
We want our dating forum to be simple and inexpensive with the ability to connect like minded people in a non discriminatory fashion.
It’s why the site’s “About” page carefully avoids mention of Russell or his wife, Jodie, and why their address is listed as a P. The couple bought the domain “wherewhitepeoplemeet.com” in May 2015 and commissioned their son, a high school senior, to design it.
He and his wife, who technically owns the dating site, quickly became convinced both that online dating was a good pre-retirement business endeavor …