In my photo, both men are wearing loose-fitting jackets with wide lapels.The elder man is wearing a collarless shirt — too bad, because it's easier to date men's collars and neckties.
"A guy asked me if I was part white, and I was like, ' No,' and he was like, ' Oh, I thought you were,'" she says. By simply swiping left or right on a certain profile without a lot of context besides looks (and let's be honest, how many people are reading profiles? African-American investment banker Justin*, 44, hardly deals with these kind of questions or comments from women, suggesting that this is a male-oriented issue. "I do have a high attraction to white women, so I'm not really asking them where they're from," he says."But they're also not asking me, ' Oh are you African?Knowing the type of photo can still leave a large time period, but if you know the subject of the photo, your genealogical research should be able to help you narrow that. I now turn to fashion to see if what these men are wearing can help me narrow the date range of the photo.Close examination of sleeves and collars can provide valuable information.The younger man is not wearing a necktie, but his shirt has a pointed, flat collar. The tintype was taken in front of a painted background — hardly unusual for tintypes, but more likely found in St.
The jackets seem to indicate a photo taken in the 1870s, but I'm still not certain. I knew from my earlier research that all three of my great-grandfather's brothers eventually wound up farming in Kansas, after stops in Washington, D. Louis than a small town in Kansas that wasn't organized until 1871.
Since I'm no fashionista, I turned to websites such as Family Chronicle, which also has published two books on dating photos, for help in matching styles with a particular era.
Consulting experts such as Maureen Taylor, whose website includes a blog and provides teleseminars, are also a good resource.
' It's different from a male to female perspective."It feels a bit simplistic to conclude that men racially profile more openly than women based on a handful of interviews, and, indeed, Tessler confirms that. They both care a ton about how white you are."Tessler suggests we approach racism in the dating world in the same way that Bumble focused on the harassment of women.
"I think men and women are equally superficial about race and about other things," she says. "They built an app especially around that problem," she says.
The image is on a silver clad copper sheet which was then sealed inside a wooden case or a frame under glass to protect it.