The app allows members to create a personal profile and use their GPS position to place them on a cascade, where they can browse other profiles sorted by distance and be viewed by nearby and faraway members depending on one’s filter settings. Selecting a profile photo in the grid view will display that member’s full profile and photos, as well as the option to chat, send a “tap,” send pictures, video call, and share one’s precise location. For its first anniversary on March 25, , Grindr released the app for BlackBerry devices. On March 7, , Grindr launched the app for Android devices. In January , a vulnerability in the app’s security software enabled hackers to change the profile picture of a small number of primarily Australian Grindr users to explicit images. Grindr subsequently commenced legal action and made software changes that blocked the site responsible. On June 18, , Grindr announced that it had officially hit 4 million registered users in countries across the globe. On July 22, , after Grindr experienced a technical outage, British tabloid The People now The Mirror reported that Grindr’s crash was due to the volume of usage upon the arrival of Olympic athletes in London for the Summer Olympics looking for hookups.
Racialised Education in Singapore
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Subscriber Account active since. This isn’t language taken from a segregation-era poster. Rather, they’re “dating preferences” listed on some queer men’s online dating profiles, found on apps like Grindr and Scruff. Queer digital dating spaces — especially those involving men — have a race problem. And while apps like Grindr have launched campaigns to combat racism on their platforms, there’s little existing research on how this form of racism impacts young men of color.
There isn’t even a way to clearly measure the impacts of this kind of racism in general. This lack of data inspired Wade and Gary Harper, a University of Michigan health behavior professor, to create a scale and survey measuring the psychological impacts of Racialized Sexual Discrimination RSD on young men of color. Overall, their research confirmed that racism on queer dating apps can have significant negative health impacts on men of color, including depression and feelings of lower self-worth.
Racism in online dating spaces has “been a part of the popular discourse for a very long time within the queer community” according to Wade.
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An elitist, racist dating app is making waves in Singapore — and its founder is defending it vehemently. Herbert Eng is calling his app HighBlood. It promises to filter people based on “accountant-verified information” covering income, profession, and university education.
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Hopes high for Singapore-Malaysia cross-border travel For people stuck on either side of the Causeway, the possible resumption of cross-border travel between Singapore and Malaysia is cause for optimism. COVID Singapore publishes new research findings that could help with development of vaccines, more accurate testing Researchers in Singapore have discovered the specific sites on the novel coronavirus that trigger the body to produce antibodies that can prevent further COVID infection.
The findings were published by Blackbox Research on Thursday 16 Jul where a total sample size of were surveyed in two polls during the campaign period: 1 -2 July and July. MOH and MOM apologise for delay in informing worker that he had tested positive for Covid The worker was informed only on July 13 that he had tested positive for Covid He had undergone the swab test on June Overseas Singaporeans call for Government to explore alternatives to increase their voting accessibility Holding an election in the middle of a global pandemic has emphasized a great need for the Government to explore alternative options in facilitating the ease of voting for Singaporeans who are living abroad, prompting some citizens to issue an open letter to the Government with regards to the voting issues.
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By Nurfilzah Rohaidi. Keerthi, a senior government official by day, has decided to try. SG is a collective of tech developers, creatives, innovators and volunteers that plan to tackle societal issues through digital tools. Through Better.
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But alas, a certain breed of Americans like yourself are so ideologically-blinkered that you quickly begin to trot out the familiar, orientalist narratives. In your worldview, even heaven itself must have some fatal flaw that makes you gaze wistfully back at the glorious US-of-A. Want to read this story later?
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Am I Racist If I’ve Never Dated Outside Of My Race?
Because it typecasts an entire group – several hundred thousand of them – as lacking in personal hygiene, on the basis of their background, because they all come from backward countries,” he said in an interview with Lianhe Zaobao on Friday Apr Mr Shanmugam also said that the letter is xenophobic and deeply insensitive, and reflected a “lack of understanding of why we have this transmission of COVID amongst our foreign worker population”. Singapore has seen a spike in its number of COVID cases in recent weeks, with the majority of new cases involving foreign workers from dormitories.
On Friday, Singapore reported new infections , of which were linked to foreign worker dormitories. Kranji Lodge 1 on Saturday became the 13th foreign worker dormitory to be gazetted an isolation area, meaning residents will have to be quarantined in their rooms. To date, more than 3, of Singapore’s 5, cases are attributed to foreign worker domitories.
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Newsroom Racism in Singapore: Examining how racial discrimination impacts hiring decisions. A study conducted by James Cook University researcher Dr Peter Chew provides a potential explanation to the economic disparities between races in Singapore. In a survey of 2, Singaporeans, 53 per cent indicated that racism is not an important problem in contemporary Singapore 1. However, more recent research has found that racial discrimination exists in Singapore in at least one key aspect: jobs.
On Tinder, I often swiped right on Indians more than on Chinese and Malays. However, I came to realise I didn’t necessarily prefer Indians per.
It was a date night he could never forget. Not enough Indian girls for you to date is it? Throughout the rest of his cab journey home, Nirej, who is of Indian descent and engaged to a woman of Chinese ancestry, tried explaining to the driver that not all relationships must be bound by the same culture and religion.
The driver was unconvinced. Both the year-old sales executive and his bride-to-be Rachel Ng grew up in families that rarely saw racial differences as barriers. According to five couples interviewed for this story, the racism directed at them in subtle and overt ways is blunted by greater contact between groups, particularly at a young age. When they marry, Nirej and Ng will join an increasing number of interracial marriages in Singapore.
When adjusted for population, however, it remains relatively unchanged. But even as more people marry into other cultures in Singapore; which is predominantly Chinese, Malay and Indian; interracial marriages are frowned upon or just unfamiliar and distant to others. Nirej blames it on racism. His own parents, who came from different parts of India, had been victims of racial prejudice within their own family in Singapore, leading his North Indian mother and South Indian father to flee to Malaysia to get married.
Nirej said he and Ng met on a dating app and went on their first date a month later.