T inder revolutionized the dating world when it was launched five years ago. But, in drastically streamlining the attraction process, and entirely by accident, Tinder became the skeleton key to unlocking data on racism in America. Black women and Asian men make up two demographics that have been long stigmatized as not-ideal sexual and romantic partners. Established in , a whole six years prior to Tinder, the dating site OKCupid ensured its longevity when it sought help from Tinder in to implement the swipe into its own platform.
The case is, however, different as a gay Asian men. Yes, in Guys exclude others out of their radar not just because of physical appearances — which explains the high percentage of gay men with body image issues — but also skin colour. Or even Asians. Hold on, sis. But why is that? I ask some members of the community for their opinions.
During the s, an increased demand for copper and cobalt attracted Japanese investments in the mineral-rich southeastern region of Katanga Province. Over a year period, more than 1, Japanese miners relocated to the region, confined to a strictly male-only camp. Arriving without family or spouses, the men often sought social interaction outside the confounds of their camps. In search of intimacy with the opposite sex, sometimes resulting in cohabitation, the men openly engaged in interracial dating and relationships, a practice embraced by the local society.