Most daters on mainstream sites like OKCupid, Tinder and are white.
Women who do go on dates with those men sometimes find out that they’re more interested in dating a skin color or a stereotype than getting to know them as a person.
One dating expert said “If you are a black woman on and you’re not going to initiate contact then you are not going to date.
That’s just the reality.” To get any response at all, black women have to reach out roughly 1.5 times the amount of any other group — and they are still the group that’s the least responded to.
That could mean a lot more dating opportunities for black women on mainstream sites.
Until mainstream online dating sites catch up on colorblindness, many experts say that black women have more success on sites like Meld, Black People Meet or other sites designed for black people and the people interested in dating them.
If OKCupid’s studies are anything to go by, black men gave black women the cold shoulder too and vice versa.