As for Tinder users specifically, 79% say they've been on a date with someone of a different race, compared to 62% of non-Tinder users.
One black woman in her late 20s said she met a white man on Tinder, and when they went on a date, "He was like, 'Oh, so we have to bring the 'hood out of you, bring the ghetto out of you! The proportion of interracial marriages has increased since online dating became popular A recent paper, by Josué Ortega at the University of Essex in the UK and Philipp Hergovich at the University of Vienna in Austria, suggests that online dating should increase the number of interracial relationships.
"https://static2.businessinsider.de/image/59a95f4524884956fe75bf77-500-250/20Tinder released a new survey on interracial relationships.
Ultimately, whether we should label certain dating preferences "racist" is tricky.
As the woman in the NPR article said, "I feel like there is room, honestly, to say, 'I have a preference for somebody who looks like this.' And if that person happens to be of a certain race, it's hard to blame somebody for that." She added: "But on the other hand, you have to wonder: If racism weren't so ingrained in our culture, would they have those preferences?
Other research suggests people's attitudes toward interracial relationships differ from their behavior.