The man claiming to be a soldier went by the name of Larkin.He sent her pictures of himself in uniform, and the two grew really close over a few weeks."He called me on the phone three times and we texted every day and got to be friends, he called me mom, I called him son," Flowers said.And he was like, 'Your skin is so brown and dark, it's so different from everything I know,' and he's like so enamoured by it.But that's really weird for me because it's just my skin."The benefits of using a dating app specifically for people of colour, Ms Rahman said, was that it removed any "awkward racial dynamics". Always when you meet another person of colour you can always talk about coming from different ethnic cultural backgrounds, there's a connection that forms there. "A con is that it's so new in Australia and Sydney itself doesn't have a humongous ethnic population.