By Aislinn Laing , Johannesburg. The survey of 60 students — 10 each of whom described themselves as white, Indian, East Asian, mixed race, black or "coloured", was carried out by student Qamran Tabo to go alongside an article she wrote for Varsity newspaper entitled "Is Love Colour Blind? It recorded that 38 per cent of students thought whites were the most "attractive" race, followed by coloureds, and Indians. The lowest percentage by race was blacks, with eight per cent of votes. The poll prompted calls for a full apology from the newspaper.
Race affects online dating far more than we realize. Matches were few and far between. None of my close friends, many of whom relied exclusively on the dating app to meet singles, seemed to be encountering this problem. Were my images grainy and off-center?
Seriously, most of us have a preference or two, or three , but have you ever stopped to think why you're attracted to certain people and not others? What is your experience of race and dating? Share your story with us.