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The alternative is braving a dating scene that is largely geared toward the majority population of Caucasians, many of whom appear not to be as open-minded as they say.
"I think that people say one thing, but act another way behind the secrecy and safety of their computer," she said.
Then, Roderique used the photos and the contents of her own profile to create the fictional "Hadiya Blanca." With Jessica's name attached, the profile racked up 47 messages in three days.
Roderique says she knew some might criticize the experiment by suggesting that people might have seen Jessica's photo as "cuter" or "more approachable." She added that her original profile received approximately the same number of views as the one with Jessica's photo.
Most of the men went to Ivy League schools, are ambitious, and came out here because it's the mecca of the tech world. A lot of people in the Valley have started meeting people through salsa dancing — it's really big — and so much social awkwardness comes up. They act like, "Oh my goodness, there is a woman who I'm touching." They get super nervous.
It's what they wear to work, so they think it translates to date attire — just wearing their scrubby clothes. I've been on dates with guys you would say are the "whole package," and while they're with you they literally look at other women as they walk away."She was the most popular of all," Roderique said, adding that her race-swapped profile received 64 messages in three days.