An Asian Man and a White Man Switch Grindr Profiles for a Day

The social hook-up app Grindr has launched a five-part web series, playfully entitled What the Flip?, featuring Grindr users who switch profiles with each other to see what the gay messaging app is like for different demographics. In this installment, an Asian man and a white man try out each other’s profiles.

As host Billy Francesca asks, “We are investigating the question: when does a preference turn into discrimination?”

The thorny issue of the intersection between race and dating in the gay community has been explored periodically, especially as it pertains to apps such as Grindr, and this segment put out by the app’s administrators themselves seeks to shed further insight into the subject. Read more and watch the video via Towelroad