Ok Cupid's Ok Trends blog detailed the prevalence of racial prejudice on its own service back in 2009.According to the site's internal stats, white males get the most responses to their messages than any other group, and that white, Asian and Hispanic women reply to non-white men less than a quarter of the time.I wasn't Priya; I was nonwhite person number X.An African-American editor, Alicia**, 28, faced a similar situation because of her ombré tinted locks. "I'm not suggesting that all minorities experience this, but some do, especially when these dating apps are relatively skin deep."A guy asked me if I was part white, and I was like, ' No,' and he was like, ' Oh, I thought you were,'" she says. By simply swiping left or right on a certain profile without a lot of context besides looks (and let's be honest, how many people are reading profiles? African-American investment banker Justin*, 44, hardly deals with these kind of questions or comments from women, suggesting that this is a male-oriented issue. "I do have a high attraction to white women, so I'm not really asking them where they're from," he says."But they're also not asking me, ' Oh are you African?
Like a lot of other women in long-term relationships, I totally missed the online-dating boat.
"About 90 percent of people [whom we work with] had a racial preference, and about 85 percent of that was for white people," she says.