Russell's views and comments have fueled internet outrage, to the point that what he's doing feels a bit like performance art; he may even be saying stereotypically racist things to incite anger and draw more attention to his site.The reason people are talking about the dating site is that there doesn't seem to be a need for it.
"[W]hite women have an above-average compatibility with almost every group.
Yet they only reply well to guys who look like them," Ok Cupid co-founder Christian Rudder wrote on the site's blog.
You can even earn a free Gold Membership for a certain period by either providing dating tips, constructive suggestions or helping eradicate spam profiles.
Gold membership grants you the ability to initiate email conversations and search profiles using advanced keywords.
The Washington Post's Caitlin Dewey asked Russell just that.
His reply isn't really steeped in the idea of service, but rather in the idea that because spaces for nonwhite people exist, spaces for white people should also exist.
The same data was collected again in 2014, and the numbers stayed consistent: The boxes represent people's preferences versus the average; the bottom right box, for example, shows that white women rate white men as 19 percent more attractive than the average guy.
These numbers reveal a strong bias against black women and Asian, black, and Latino men.
Verifying one’s account helps get more views and increases the chance of getting a match.
The site’s wink feature lets someone know you are interested in them.
Rudder doesn't believe it's outright racism that drives this trend.