New dating website for white people only? Look no further than Where White People Meet, a new dating website marketed toward you guessed it white people. Com," founder Sam Russell says on the website. There are various dating websites that promote and cater to just about every origin, race, religion and lifestyle out there. So again, why not Where White People Meet. Reactions varied from amused to bewildered.
Doesn't majority-white America offer opportunities for white people to meet each time they leave home?
Read More Amid debate over its offensiveness, the billboard came down on Tuesday, the company said on Twitter. Will have another soon," the company said. It was NOT our decision to pull the billboard. Will have another soon — White People Meet Meetwhitepeople January 13, Data indeed suggest that users of online dating sites tend to favor people of their own race -- and not just white people. Hence the popularity of dating sites targeting niche interests and lifestyles -- farmers, pet-lovers, Democrats, Christians, baby boomers, divorcees and millionaires -- as well as various races and ethnicities.
The trend continues in marriage. It may not sound like much, but those numbers are a good sign "considering we're talking about couples that face more marginalization than the rest of the population," said H. Colleen Sinclair, an associate professor of psychology at Mississippi State University whose research focuses on interpersonal relationships and social influence. What's more, the numbers are changing rapidly. Despite the odds, an emerging body of research shows that interracial couples report significantly higher relationship satisfaction compared with those in intraracial relationships.
All of which makes Where White People Meet puzzling to psychologists, social scientists and relationship experts. As long as whites are the majority race in America, the odds favor them in just about any dating scenario. It could be a byproduct of racial tensions in the United States, Sinclair said, with "competitive victimhood" playing out among parts of the white population as minorities gain ground in arenas such as politics and corporate America.