Swipe Appropriate or Left on Interracial Dating? It’s Complicated.

Swipe Appropriate or Left on Interracial Dating? It’s Complicated.

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Interracial dating is just a minefield of stereotypes and tropes, and dating apps are only making matters more serious.

Few issues in neuro-scientific intercourse and relationships are susceptible to more misunderstandings, stereotypes, and fables than interracial relationship. The best known example of this is probably the “yellow fever” trope, which describes people — often though not exclusively white men — who objectify or fetishize those of Asian descent, mostly women, based on the presumption that they are more traditional, obedient, reserved, and sexually exotic in the context of Asia. Continue reading Swipe Appropriate or Left on Interracial Dating? It’s Complicated.

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