Start Racism in dating uk

Racism in dating uk

The one thing we do all agree on is that it comes down to society.

She tells me that she’s noticed many men choosing to date white, skinny women who are either blonde or brunette: “Some guys want candy on their arm.

That’s partly down to a guy’s insecurity because they want approval.

They think, if I have got what everyone 'wants' then that’ll make me look good.” But she also explains that it could just be cultural.

“People have to go with what they feel comfortable with.

No matter how much fashion designers put ethnic models on catwalks, the majority of magazine covers, movies and adverts show white women.

It's why Barnett says that men desire white women, and the OKCupid data reflects that.

You’ll also get the odd comment from racists who just want to tell you how much they don’t like your skin.

One of the most telling incidents occured more than a year ago when a friend was using online dating site OKCupid.

Is it the same as just not fancying blondes, or is it racist?

Jo Barnett, a dating coach, tells me: “I don’t think it’s racism. You’ll get people who say, I don’t like red-heads, or I don’t like short girls, skinny girls… But when I’m coaching someone, within reason I’ll get them to look beyond that.” More than anything, she just thinks it’s a “shame” that people could be missing out on relationships because of their narrow viewpoints, or insecurities.

If you’re from an Indian background you might prefer to date someone Indian.