Racist dating profiles
Jack’d has sometimes positioned itself as targeted to people of color.
Jack'd is part of the company Online Buddies, which reports it has 22 full-time employees, of which nine are people of color.
Sloterdyk defended the dating app by noting the “Grindr for Equality” program, which he says works with LGBT organizations that promote social justice, better health, and other issues.
He also praised coverage of sexual racism by Grindr’s new digital magazine, Into More.com, which will “create a safe space for all of our users to engage in discourse around issues.” Some dating apps target particular groups of gay men, like bears, or try to convene other communities.
"I think men and women are equally superficial about race and about other things," she says. "They built an app especially around that problem," she says.
"I don't think that this is going to be fixed without someone doing something like that, specifically starting a dating app or a dating company addressing it."Rudder is less optimistic.
"There is no way to change racism in dating without changing it outright in every way," he says.
He waits until he meets someone to reveal his real name and racial/ethnic identity because men sometimes stop talking to him when they find out he’s partly Indian.
Another person I know is Black but has self-identified as mixed-race on Grindr because he gets little attention when he identifies himself as Black.