Meet John.

Name John

Age 24

What is your ethnicity? Asian: Filipino

How effective is dating apps in your social/love life? Not very effective. I feel reluctant or shy to say anything on it. I wait for someone to talk to me.

What are your general thoughts on sexual racism? I find there is some racial discrimination when it comes to dating or some would say a sexual preference. I myself, have a preference but I would never put any persons down based on their race.

What 5 words would you use to identify yourself? Picky, bubbly, happy, mix between intro and extroverted?, hopeless romantic lol

How do users on these dating apps identify you as? Otter? Asian? Some would think – Asians generally are known to have a small penis, which I think it’s a ridiculous thought. And I think this is partly why some people are racially dismissive when it comes to dating Asians? If that makes sense.

Have you experienced sexual racism on dating apps? Definitely. 

What’s the most hurtful thing someone has said to you on these dating apps? I’ve had “yuck, no Asians pls”

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Meet Steven.

It may seem as if sexual racism is a crazy concept. In the next couple of days, I will be talking to a couple of guys and ask their experiences with dating apps and their views on sexual racism.

Name Steven Sheik Hossen

Age 23

What is your ethnicity? Australian- Mauritian

How effective is dating apps in your social/love life? Dating apps are not very effective for me. I’ve never had a partner.

What are your general thoughts on sexual racism? I hate racism in general.

What 5 words would you use to identify yourself? Mauritian, Nerd, Fighter, Cheeky, Sweetheart. 

How do users on these dating apps identify you as? Many users on dating apps try to identify me as black or Indian

Have you experienced sexual racism on dating apps? I experience sexual racism on a regular basis.

What’s the most hurtful thing someone has said to you on these dating apps? “You’re a dirty, smelly Indian. Take a shower”

Do you identify yourself with one or more of the tribes? I do not identify with any of the tribes and I don’t want too