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The more we interrogate our choices a bit more online, then, just maybe, love won't be too far off.
In the world of gay online dating, your race affects your romantic and sexual connections, whether your potential partners realize it or not.
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.
I made a documentary about the role race plays in online dating, Date My Race, a year ago.
My friend was in the early stages of a chat with a man she'd matched with and he straight away asked about her ethnicity — projecting his assumptions of her by focusing on her race.
Surely, it's the same as preferring brunettes or tall men, right?
Well, it's a little more complicated than that. Experts studying behaviour have found that we tend to repeat real-life behaviour of self-segregating online.
A few weeks ago a girlfriend of mine, who happens to be a black woman, sent me a screenshot of an exchange she had with a man she came across on an online dating app.
I'm accustomed to friends sharing their ' WTF' moments, and generally I love living vicariously through their dating experiences.
And because it's something we learn to do, we can also unlearn whatever ideas we may have about certain groups of people.