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While that might have assuaged users' initial curiosity, people who messaged her kept harping on the subject. Vanessa*, 27, a woman of black and Asian heritage, also lists her racial background in her profile.Like Alyssa, she frequently receives messages pointing out how "exotic-looking" she is.And if the answer is yes, for the love of God, don't ask "what" they are.Over the past few years, there has been a great deal of research energy devoted to untangling the racial hierarchies in online dating, where white men and Asian women seem to come out the top.However, in a new study released yesterday, researchers say that in some cases multiracial daters are even more desirable than those of any single racial group, even whites.The study was conducted by researchers from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst and University of Texas-Austin and relied on 2003-2010 data from a major US dating website, which they did not identify.
People are weird about race in the dating world, though, and despite wanting to come off as progressive and open-minded, many dating app users still have racial biases.
"I never really chose people based on race, but white guys were the only ones I got weird racist stuff from, so I was often skeptical of them," Alyssa said.
Yet even though they found it tiring to field endless questions about what "mix" they were, some multiracial people told that they preferred online dating to dating IRL, as it gave them the ability to be upfront about their identity on their profile.
We make a lot of assumptions based on physical appearance, and a person's racial background is no exception.
So if you've just matched with a woman on Tinder and you think, "wow, you don't look Chinese" is an acceptable opener, think again. Look past the "exotic" picture and try to see whether they're a person you could enjoy spending time with.