Dating the asian way

How would you define “asian fetish” (a.k.a., crudely, “yellow fever”)?

According to Urban Dictionary, it is “a term usually applied to white males who have a clear sexual preference for women of Asian descent, although it can also be used in reference to white females who prefer Asian men.” They follow with this example: “Every time we go to the club, Dave goes straight for the Asian women.

As a writer, I find myself holed up in my apartment most of the time. Or at least, quality people with whom I might actually want to spend some time.

Sometimes I’ll go to a coffee shop for a change of scenery but even then, I’ll have my earphones in lest I be distracted by the conversations around me. Everyone seems to be doing some form of online dating these days (“swipe right” and “swipe left” have become common phrases in daily conversation) and I’ve heard plenty of success stories, including from within my own circle of friends.

For me, there’s still a weird stigma attached to online dating, but I decided to put that aside (all for the sake of research! East Meet East is advertised as the “#1 dating site for Asian urban singles”.

I can see how this is appealing, whether you’re Asian-American or someone who emigrated here later on in life (like me).

It's always nice to find people who experienced something similar.

Luckily, I grew up studying English, so language wasn’t an obstacle for me, but people still spoke to me like I had a hearing problem. The UI is simple and makes the site easy to navigate.

In addition to checking out the people who have smiled at you, you can also see who's visited your profile in the “Visitors” section.I couldn’t help but feel a small boost in confidence, even though I knew that some of these guys probably smiled at every woman who signed up. If we already know each other and you make a typo, that’s one thing. Reader, he smiled back and after a few chats online, I’ve decided to meet him for coffee.(By the way, you can disable the email alerts if you’re not about that instant gratification.) And then I began to receive actual messages. But if you’re writing something that’s going to be my first impression of you, you better damn well take the time to make sure it’s properly written. Next, I’ll be writing a review on the EME mobile app, so stay tuned!I’ve dated non-Asian men before and have had perfectly fine relationships, but I understand the appeal of wanting to date another Asian person.There’s an innate understanding of a culture that isn’t often understood by Westerners (or at least not without some explanation).When I searched for guys who spoke English, Mandarin, and/or Cantonese and who had arrived in the US at 15 years of age or younger, I was able to thin out the crowd.

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