The online dating landscape doesn’t look great for women now.
But analysts predict that by 2017, African-Americans will be the most represented out of any ethnic group online.
Most daters on mainstream sites like OKCupid, Tinder and are white.
And the statistics say that most of those white men are looking to date someone who “share their racial background.” That means that, for the most part, black women’s profiles are passed by.
The online dating world has come a long way since a handful of websites gave hope to singles tired of the real-life dating scene.
That could mean a lot more dating opportunities for black women on mainstream sites.
Until mainstream online dating sites catch up on colorblindness, many experts say that black women have more success on sites like Meld, Black People Meet or other sites designed for black people and the people interested in dating them.
Women of contact black women online often exoticize them.
Women who do go on dates with those men sometimes find out that they’re more interested in dating a skin color or a stereotype than getting to know them as a person.