I’d been talking to him for a week, after I’d used the Passport option on Tinder to help plan my trip.Who needs guidebooks or Google when you can swipe before you go?
Unexpectedly, non-Arabic minority daters belonging to large-size communities have strong preferences for Europeans.
The results have implications for immigrant integration policies and demonstrate that Internet dating allows efficient selection by racial divisions, perpetuating country-specific racial inequalities.
The ethnically heterogeneous Swiss population displays the strongest preference for minorities, with the more homogenous Poland, Spain, and Italy, the least.
Anti-immigrant attitudes are related to stronger in-group preferences among natives.
(In addition to Paul, I’d also lined up a man in Berlin who knew where to find the best weed in Germany, as well as an artist in Stockholm who wanted to give me a museum tour and then draw me.) Unfortunately, Paul was “working late,” and asked me to come over to his flat to “smoke some weed and cuddle,” because obviously, I’d boarded a transatlantic flight to entertain the same lukewarm offers I did back in Brooklyn.