Before I start, I need to quickly vent it out:
So, this Stephen dude messages me with; “Hey Sexy Suzie”
And how did I respond back?
Yeah Nah, I didn’t bother. Why would I engage with such ass-douchery. This Stephen dude has the nerve to show his nude self on Tinder. Sometimes, I wonder if guys do think things through. As I become slowly more mature, I can see why guys are like aliens from Mars.
— Suzanne Nguyen (@StringStory) June 17, 2014
My friend, Zack*, recently returns from Singapore and our catchup session quickly turns into an in-depth discussion about my 30 Day Tinder social experiment. Jokingly, I asked him if he wants to play for me. He happily obliges and with 10-15 quick successions, he swipes ‘yeah’. I laugh in awestruck wonder. Maybe guys really do swipe yay for everything…
Some of Zack’s enlightened social commentaries are:
Check those abs out
Woah, threes a crowd is a threesome. Sure, lets swipe right
It’s soooo easy being a girl.
So White, nope
WDF, matched again?!
OMG, here I have no matches but in Australia.
But in Singapore, a lot of girls like me.
You have another match.
Suzie, is tinder racist?
Yes, I wonder… Is Tinder racist?
Okay okay, Tinder is not set out to be about racial preference. Instead I think Tinder is filled with racial attitude and ignorance. There’s a lot of racists peeps hanging on tinder.
Allow me to enlighten you to some distinct set of Tinder patterns:
Tinder racist pattern 01:
Have you ever met a ‘hipster racist’? Typically a hipster racist likes to culturally appropriate another culture not of their own. It’s uber okay and so cool to wear; an Indian headdress, blacken their face to be a black face character. Lets bounce from red face to yellow face. Or what? It’s about showing up with henna tatts and being bindi like. So hip right?
TOTES NOT COOL.
Just because it is Halloween or a blardy costume party does not make it right. Anyways, here is a simple sum of what a hipster racist is:
cultural appropriation = hipster racism
Tinder racist pattern 02:
Then you have people who stick out like a sore white thumb. Typically, surrounding themselves with a group of ethnic people, typically cute children. I dub thee humanitarians: ‘White saviours’. What i see is a holiday trip , ego boost, and a band aid that you have really contributed to the greater good. Thank the kids for being so cute and embracing your help. Best google to learn: Volunteer Saviours Complex.
Speaking of which, I find myself growing an extensive nope list. And one of them is:
-if you are surrounded by people, I will swipe you to the left.
Two is a couple but three is a definitely a crowd killer.
Want more Tinder surprises?
There’s an awesome tumblr site that holds an album for Feline lovers and many unusual ‘exotic’ creatures. Go and visit White Survivors Network
Acute Yellow Fever sufferers found online
Remember my day 4-5 post? Well, I’ve wonder out loud and wondered is it because I’m Asian that I’m getting all these matches?
And to my extreme displeasure and horror….
I found this:
Researchers are showing data and patterns that most men prefer Asian women, while all women (except for Black women) are mostly drawn to White men. Oh dear, maybe it is because I’m a cutesy little Asian person than.
The horror continues with:
A Buzzfeed report: Further studies have indicated that Asian women are the most preferred ‘race’ by men.
I need a bit of a cleanser now, acute yellow fever is popping up everywhere. I think it’s time I show you this tumblr site filled with Yellow Fever sufferers.
Creepy White Guys is worth exploring and checking out, here’s an snapshot from the site itself. A disturbing moment of a guy suffering from Yellow Fever.
Then I found this site…
God of Style made his own Tinder experiment to show how Racist Tinderers are.
Apparently, you’re worse off if you’re an Asian guy.
(NB – Not my words, its extracted from the writers himself, and is backed my his own data and findings)
- Yes, Tinder is racist. Normal Asian guys need to break stereotype quickly and stand out to compete for white girls
- Fatties and black girls are more down to message all guys of any group
- A normal looking white guy can outperform a muscle Asian guy or Asian guy in a suit
- Even at guy model level, response rates were around 2.6% vs. HB9′s 20%. Girls just don’t ‘like’ everybody
- If you are a minority, you can compete at a high level with most normal guys in society by working out and having an edge. However, anyone who thinks that everything is fair and that racism doesn’t exist is ignoring reality.
- My other white friends have reported getting no matches and quitting, so it is possible that the picture has a huge factor to do with results.
There you go peeps, Tinder is more than just a sexual marketplace, Tinder is uber racist too.
Do you think scientist, will ever find a cure for yellow fever?