Skip to comments.Is It Racist to Date Only People of Your Own Race?
Posted on 04/23/2014 7:21:34 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
A few weeks ago, OkCupid, the popular freemium dating service, started offering its paid subscribers a very cool new tool. Rather than just sort through potential dates by using familiar filters like age and height, you could use the answers OkCupid members gave to various questions, such as Do you like to watch sports on television? or, my personal favorite, Do you find British comedies entertaining?
Questions are an important part of what makes OkCupid work. The site nudges you to answer as many questions as you can stand, and it also nudges you to make your answers public, as you can only see the answers of potential dates if you disclose your own answers. Answering questions allows OkCupids fancy algorithms to identify people who might be a good fit for you. Though these algorithms can be cleverly gamed, the basic idea that answering questions honestly will allow you to find people who share your sensibilities, goals, and quirks makes intuitive sense.
For example, OKCupid asked, Would you date someone shorter than you? If, like me, you are a compact American, you could save an enormous amount of time by ruling out women who are uninterested in dating smaller men. All of the time youd otherwise waste on messaging statuesque beauties could instead be spent indulging in more fruitful leisure time pursuits, like hang-gliding or backgammon.
In a somewhat similar vein, one of OkCupids questions reads as follows: Would you strongly prefer to go out with someone of your own skin color/racial background? I was struck by the not inconsiderable number of people who answered yesincluding some people I know in real life, many of whom are hilariously self-righteous about their enlightened political views.
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if so, it has to be ‘homophobic’ to only date people of the opposite sex. Ludicrous. People of all backgrounds have different tastes aesthetically and that goes far beyond race, applying to all groups.
It is smart to date within your level of civilization.
What does one call a homo who will only date homos?
Next stupid question?
There are good reasons to question the moral appropriateness of strong same-race preferences and their close cousin, in-group favoritism.”
Thus Spake Zaraclueless....
and another thing” preferences have cousins .. do they??
Don’t you want to explore outside of your trailer park?
“Is It Racist to Date Only People of Your Own Race?”
Sigh. No. My concern is usually the hyphenated name crowd.
libs continue to show their fascination with race in all areas of life.
The author’s a south Asian Bengali Muslim, and he’s question why some white people wouldn’t want to date someone like him...?
It was only a matter of time.
Children will soon be required to have sex with an assigned partner at school or be expelled for racism/homophobia.
If I ran the 100, I’d consider dating a woman who ran the 200 or 400.
Everyone has an absolute right to personal preference. Next question?
Attempting to label and ostracize people whose natural attraction is toward those most like themselves is far different and far more pernicious to a society than the previous attempts to label and ostracize people who dated interracially. One is live and let live, the other is attempting to remold society in a fairly radical manner.
It is Dangerous to dat outside your race.let us take an example:
Adolfo is a paperhanger. He is the mutant prodigy of a blind and disabled sheep molester. Eva is a Arayan mutant delicious slut who has had MRSA and untreatable gonorrhea in all three orifices.
The moment they meet the local citizens decide to murder them both to prevent mutant propagation of the diseased species.
So yo see, it is very dangerous. Don’t do it!
That is it exactly. I also will only date American men. Do I dislike foreign born or raised men?? No, but their culture, expectations and treatment of women are so different. It might not work out with an American man, but at least we stand a chance.
Also, I will NEVER date a leftist. Never.
I don’t know, let me ask my wife... ;-) I’m pretty sure she’s going to be very fair - I’m not allowed to date anyone of any race!
It makes sense when you say it like that.
You mean only other Humans?
Oops, I may have offended Goat-lovers.
People simply do not understand the fundamentals of life on earth.
All life is based on diversity. And that diversity exists because groups tend to stay with their own members. Gray wolves and Timber wolves are all wolves. Lock them up in captivity and they will be forced to inter-mate. Turn them lose in the wilds, and soon all the Timber wolves will be with Timber wolves, and the Gray wolves will be with Gray wolves.
Because they are racists?
No, they are part of diverse groups, and members of the group tend to associate with other members of the same group. Nothing more to it.
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