After refusing to engage in online dating sites for, uhh, forever, i need to acknowledge: Tinder works. But inaddition it reveals and enforces old stereotypes. And is white swiping a real thing?
“we think possibly i am a racist,” writes Charu, 31, 14 kilometres away, active 2 moments ago. “we only want 2 u r white.”
Before I am able to determine if it is racist, or if perhaps I worry that it’s, she actually is into her right-swiped listing of conditions.
“I’m hitched,” she kinds, “so if i actually do this, i would like 2 understand i want 2 get just what we want.”
“that is exactly exactly what?” we fill into my next blue text bubble, tapping once again on the pictures, confirming not only this you cannot identify a possibly racist by look, but that her appearance is pretty pleasing.
She responds immediately: