Put off and suspicious that her black skin had something to do with it, Roderique slapped her white friend's photo on the same dating profile, and watched as the messages came pouring in.
Describe what happened when you first tried online dating?
The first time I put up my profile I got a trickle of messages.
Ok Cupid data shows that 82 percent of non-black men are prejudice against black women in some form, and I've found that to be true.
My non-black friends typically receive right swipes from every Tom, Dick and Harry.
Free to Creat Your Profile Now White Men Black Women- Encouraging Interracial Relationships Since ages, interracial relationships have been looked at with disgust.
However, things have been changing gradually and such relationships have gained acceptance in most parts of the globe.
And my experience was different than the ones my friends and people I overheard at the coffee shops and bars were having. And I had a suspicion that my blackness was playing a role.
I had a fellow Ph D student who was nice enough to let me do a photo shoot with her.
But the lack of interest in her Tinder profile led her to suspect the opposite might be the case.
"I think that people are really reluctant to reach out across a racial divide," she said.
Sometimes this pairing leads to an awkward exchange.