That was two months ago — since then, Color Dating has attracted more than 30,000 users and quite a bit of positive feedback.
Tran, a Seattle native who re-located to the Bay Area after stints with Student RND and Tune, said that he primarily made Color Dating after females consistently told him that “I don’t date Asian guys,” or, “I’m just not attracted to Asian guys.” Tran felt that this was unfair and that the trend carried over into dating apps like Tinder.
There’s an "epidemic of invisibility" throughout Hollywood, according to a diversity study on film and television released last year by the Media, Diversity and Social Change Initiative at the University of Southern California's Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism.
Ansari, top right, celebrates with other cast members and crew after winning the best comedy series award for "Master of None" during the Critics' Choice Awards in Santa Monica, California, on January 17, 2016.
The standup comic and author provides real-life scenarios of romance without Hollywood's typical whitewashing: from exploring fetishization associated with dating people of a certain skin color and ethnicity to portraying what it's like rejecting an English-speaking man through the muted perspective of a female cashier who only speaks American Sign Language.
PEOPLE often marry people who are just like them – similar in terms of social background, world view and race.
Online dating may be changing that, however, breaking us out of our existing social circles.
Color Dating aims to facilitate more positive messages around interracial dating.
It emphasizes racial preferences and asks users their sex and ethnicity, along with what sex and ethnicity they are interested in, when they create an account. “The founder complains about being judged by race, and then proceeds to build an app based entirely about judging people by race?
Instead, we’re trying to focus on facilitating a better experience and environment.