Racism dating over accomodating mother
That being said, things aren't much better for other women of colour either: black women have to contend with being denied entry to clubs, and if this shocking tale of a mixed race girl’s Tinder match telling her to bleach her skin is anything to go by, racism is alive and well online.I certainly didn’t have high expectations but here’s what I found when I made my first foray as a young British female muslim and woman of colour into the world of online dating.
There’s only so much running the risk of being catfished or having to deal with douchebags like these ones that anyone can be expected to handle.
Factor in being a woman of colour and it adds another layer of complexity to your interactions.
Of the hundreds of conversations I’ve had so far – and all with men of wildly different ages, jobs and races – there’s not been one where my ambiguous ethnicity hasn’t been called into question.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you will know that Tinder and the host of copycat apps that have followed it, have revolutionised dating in the digital age.
Forget meeting someone while you stand at the bar – you can meet them when you nip to the toilet, while you’re scrolling through Tinder on the loo instead. Having been in a relationship for the past two years, I missed the moment when dating apps arrived onto the scene.
Until recently I had had no need for them, it was only when I started writing this that I finally got round to downloading Tinder, Bumble and Happn.
I wasn’t sure what to expect: it was almost like I was in the throes of the break-up all over again wondering 'will anyone fancy me?
Has sex even changed in the time I’ve been coupled up?!
Hell, what I would do if I got an unsolicited a dick pic? Women are often the targets of sexism on dating apps simply because, well, they're women.