Rudo Banya says she's never been attracted to black men. She thinks it's partly because her aunties used to tell her how "rubbish" black men were and told her to "make better choices".

Rudo says itis not racist to be attracted to one race over another, it's just a preference.

“It kinda worked,” she told me, “but in hindsight, it’s really fucked that I have to do so much to keep them away.” Kelly, 26, has been called racist for stating on her profile that she wasn’t interested in contact from those specifically seeking Asian women (WHAT THE???

The only groups not to be categorically discriminated against were white men and Asian women.

Last year, Ok Trends updated their research with five additional years’ worth of data, culled from some 25 million users.

Had users become more open-minded in their dating practices in the past half-decade?

The data suggested a different narrative: Their biases had become even more pronounced.

Ida Harding migrated to Australia from Ghana at the age of four.

Despite growing up and going to school with mostly white people, Ida has never dated someone from a different racial background.

John and Edelisa met on a dating site called Filipino Cupid.

After three months of chatting online, John proposed to Edelisa – before they'd met in person.

I had never casually dated, and was cautiously excited to explore this new world. ” There’s a difference, though, between having a “type” and reducing people to a singular, uncontrollable factor about themselves, like race.