The world of online and app-based dating is scary enough without having to worry about what other people think of what you do for a living.
Yet, Happn analyzed its 2.9 million users to figure out which professions were the most successful on the dating app.
It also found that white women tend to reply to white men and exclude nonwhite men.
"[W]hite women have an above-average compatibility with almost every group.
White people still represent the majority of Americans, and in the dating world, there are benefits to being white.
That's probably not a topic people really want to discuss on Facebook, in 140 characters on Twitter, or, as Ok Cupid's data has shown, in general.
It's easier to simply profess your anger over Russell's silly site. "I knew there was some potential for backlash, but I’m not going to dodge it," he told the Washington Post.
He wouldn't say how many of those registrants ultimately paid the per month typically required to become a full-fledged member (there is a special -per-month trial offer advertised right now).
With a lack of activity on the site but plenty of mainstream news coverage of its existence (the Chicago Tribune, Time, and the Washington Post are among outlets that have written about it), it seems like Where White People Meet could very well be an attempt by Russell to cash in on outrage.
While we don’t really recommend changing your profession just for the sake of dating, the results will definitely have you wanting to add some experience to your résumé if you’re single.