Most queer whites know the pain of social marginalization, yet they marginalize queer people of color in online dating communities.
I want to live in a pluralistic world, where whiteness holds the same value as all other amalgams of race, ethnicity, and culture.
Don't waste your time with this book; there are others out there that combine humor, wit, sarcasm and truth about online dating - at least they're more entertaining than this one. Unfortunately, most men, gay or straight will tell you what you want to hear but have their own selfish disires instead. After the end of his long term relationship, which shockingly lasted more than a decade, I Liked Your Profile - Experiences in Gay Online Dating tells the story of a thirty-something man's attempt to find a new relationship using online dating services.
White lesbian women respond to women of color 2.4% less often than to white women, but white gay men respond to men of color 6.7% less often than to white men.
These data illustrate that one’s race/ethnicity affects one’s romantic and sexual value in queer communities. Ok Cupid’s data sheds light on casual racism in queer online dating communities, but overt racism is also prevalent.
What originally caught my eye was the title of the book, which is why I ordered it.
When I opened the package, my eyes didn't know where to focus on the front cover - too busy, too many colors and too much at once; then I understood the reason: the cover is designed by the author.