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Instead, he explains, he believes it's cultural, and because white culture is so dominant, it skews what we find attractive toward whiteness: Beauty is a cultural idea as much as a physical one, and the standard is of course set by the dominant culture. One interesting thing about Ok Cupid’s interface is that we allow people to select more than one race, so you can actually look at people who’ve combined "white" with another racial description. In fact it goes a long way towards undoing any bias against you.With this kind of upper hand, the concept of Where White People Meet is sort of puzzling.Ok Cupid, one of the largest dating websites in the US, compiles data on its "matches" between its members.In 2009, Ok Cupid found that white men get the most responses from potential mates.And they reveal that there's an attractiveness benefit to being a white man.Rudder doesn't believe it's outright racism that drives this trend.
The question is not if they work, because they obviously can, but how well do they work? “I have had lots of luck hooking up, so if that’s the criteria I would say it’s certainly served its purpose,” says Brian, a 44-year-old gay man who works in fashion retail in New York City.
"If we want equal rights in this country, it has to be equal rights for everybody." If you poke around the Where White People Meet website, it feels like the shell of something that hasn't found its footing.
In a section advertising its active users, only 11 were present when I checked at midday Tuesday: When you try to perform a "man seeking a man" search or a "woman seeking a woman" search, the site forces you to seek a heterosexual match.
Currently, there are more people talking about the ridiculousness of the site than there are active users.
It's not unlike the racist boycott or the Starbucks red cup controversy that sparked debate toward the end of 2015.