Rehashing older discussions about online dating and race, Slate.com’s Reihan Salam penned a piece titled “Is it Racist to Date Only people of Your Own Race?
Yes.” He concludes the piece, To be sure, dating is about more than the sharing of bread, and Ok Cupid users who express strong racial preferences may well be doing the world a favor by being open and honest about their wants.
Let’s start with you, because a) you wrote me the note, and b) you’re an online dating anomaly – an honest size 10 who doesn’t claim to be athletic and toned.
However, after talking to your male co-workers and observing that you’re not being contacted, you have to be asking yourself – is it REALLY in my best interests to tell the truth if 95% of guys are going to dismiss me for doing so?
Online sites seem harsh but I'm just wondering what tips you all might have for me.
I don't know why, but I finally felt like sharing it.
Finding love is always challenging, but it’s especially hard in a city with tunnel-vision-like focus on appearance for someone who doesn’t match the high standards set for beauty in Los Angeles.
Well, two male co-workers were talking about online dating and mentioned that they’d never contact a girl that was in that class or “curvy”, because any time they’d met one in the past, she’d been much heavier than in her pictures.
I’m wondering if this is why guys will view me a lot, but won’t make contact.