My hope is that my friends let me play romantic roulette with their love lives because they think my job affords me some top-secret dating intel.
But I've never actually been on a dating app as myself, a black woman. Yes, online dating seems fun from where I'm standing, but I think doing it as a woman of color would damage my faith in humanity.[…] There’s a lot to think about when preparing for a trip.One thing you probably don’t think about is your unoccupied home, which is subject to break-ins when you’re gone for a long period of time.Listening to her experiences makes me want to set something on fire.Christian has seen profiles declaring that they're interested in every race except black women, and someone once told her "her kind" wasn't "good enough to date." Another guy said he'd "always wanted to try a black girl" because rumor had it we're like "sexual toys." "I cried that night [after I got that message]," says Christian.