Ethnicity filters on dating apps are damaging to the already toxic environment that exists within this country for people of color. This is because it aids in the discrimination within races, makes minorities believe that they are “undesirable”, and negatively impacts the self-esteem and overall psychological health of racial and ethnic minorities.
- Dating apps allow their users to swipe left or right on potential matches
- It is meant as a tool to connection those that may not have the opportunity to date more effectively in person
- Some apps, including OkCupid and Hinge, allow their users to filter out people based on things like age and distance, but more specifically, ethnicity.