My dalliance with Tinder lasted for four weeks before I boarded up the account and returned to the world of low-tech, meat-and-potatoes courtship.
This was especially true of white users and women users.
Paradoxically, when surveyed, fewer users answered “yes” to the question of whether they preferred to date someone of their own race.
So, while users exercised greater discretion in their stated preference, in practice their actions remained the same..
A class-action lawsuit filed in 2013 by two gay men alleged that Spark Networks, which owns Christian Mingle and several other faith-based dating sites, had broken California anti-discrimination laws by making it impossible for same-sex couples to match. (David Silverman/Getty Images) God-loving gay singles have won the right to mingle on the world's most popular Christian dating site — and every other faith-based matchmaking network owned by its parent company, following a California court ruling.
Some have a broad membership base of diverse users looking for many different types of relationships.
It's something far deeper than that, and just because you're sexually or romantically attracted to a person of one race over another doesn't place your tastes above or outside of racism.
If anything, that is in itself a product of racism.
In filing a class-action lawsuit, the men alleged that Spark was breaking California anti-discrimination laws by making it impossible for members of the LGBT community to use its services.
Same-sex Christian couples couldn't be matched through Christian Mingle because members couldn't register as gay in the first place.