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Vu Tran was frustrated with traditional dating apps.
As an Asian male, he felt that the current offerings “get hijacked by the majority.” So, Tran and a few friends spent a weekend building an app that was focused on minorities and those who like minorities.
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At the same time, he knew friends who were attracted to men and women outside of their own race, but they felt like it was too taboo to pursue anything because of pressure from parents or other reasons.
Color Dating aims to facilitate more positive messages around interracial dating.
Tran, a Seattle native who re-located to the Bay Area after stints with Student RND and Tune, said that he primarily made Color Dating after females consistently told him that “I don’t date Asian guys,” or, “I’m just not attracted to Asian guys.” Tran felt that this was unfair and that the trend carried over into dating apps like Tinder.Vu, who went through Y Combinator with two separate startups before launching Color Dating, said that the online dating experience — particularly for quick-swipe apps like Tinder — can be frustrating for minorities.“If a community is predominately a certain race and expresses a specific preference, if you don’t fit with the majority, you’ll end up having a horrible experience,” he said.Embark on an adventure and meet interesting like-minded people all over the world.All you do is swipe left to pass or right to like and find your perfect match.After just two days, her Go Fund Me has raised more than ,000, well exceeding her ,000 goal.