"In other words, part of the reason site users, and especially minority site users, do not express interest in individuals from a different racial background is because they anticipate—based on a lifetime of experiences with racism—that individuals from a different background will not be interested in them," This, according to the paper, could be a mediating factor in why people are more likely to reply to users of another race than message them first—they're sure the person is interested in them if they receive a message.
The rate of sending and receiving messages across different races.
Another person I know is Black but has self-identified as mixed-race on Grindr because he gets little attention when he identifies himself as Black.
However people were more willing to reply to a user of a different race than they were to initiate contact.
And right after they did so, for about a week, they were more likely to start a conversation with someone of another race.
Based on data published by Ok Trends, a blog produced by Ok Cupid, white gay men respond more often to Ok Cupid messages from other white men than from men of color.
They respond to messages from other white men 44% of the time but respond only 37.3% of the time to men of color.
Queerness does not give whites a pass to be openly racist.