Lesbian of color dating
Another person I know is Black but has self-identified as mixed-race on Grindr because he gets little attention when he identifies himself as Black.
As someone who has dated interracially, I can tell you it certainly expanded my white girl perspective about people, race, life and love.For instance, one white man asked him, “Do you wanna make a white man your slave?” Another white man refused to believe he was Black, citing his “Chinese-looking eyes.” These are just a few stories that illustrate the effects of racism within online dating communities comprising mostly gay men.In the world of gay online dating, your race affects your romantic and sexual connections, whether your potential partners realize it or not.
Systems of oppression based on race sometimes pressure queer men of color to lie about or hide their racial/ethnic identity in online dating spaces like Grindr in order to get positive romantic and sexual attention.
I never imagined I would still be dating, much less dating nearly 75 men in the past year or so.