Journals Sophia's World. These stereotypes absolutely exist, and they are harmful. For me, it hits close to home.
When it comes to dating, it sucks to be an Asian male in the US. After crunching the behavioral data gathered from 25 million users, OkCupid found that Asian guys have it the worst when it comes to online dating. This racial dating behavior on OkCupid actually trended worse for Asian men over a 6 year time frame.
Jump to navigation. It's fair to say that our interracial dating community represents the enlightened majority in American society. The outlook for interracial relationships has improved dramatically over the past 50 years, but there's room for even more acceptance.
I was one of the founders of OkCupida dating website that, over a very unbubbly long haul of 10 years, has become one of the largest in the world. I started it with three friends. We were all mathematically minded, and the site succeeded in large part because we applied that mindset to dating.
My friend scrolls through the photos of a man on Facebook. But in many of his photos, he is accompanied by Asian women. No, not the potentially fatal viral hemorrhagic disease transmitted by infected mosquitoes, but rather a preference for Asian women.
Race affects online dating far more than we realize. Matches were few and far between. None of my close friends, many of whom relied exclusively on the dating app to meet singles, seemed to be encountering this problem.
It was somewhat of a non sequitur from the conversation. He proceeded to give me a knowing look before launching into a monologue about his ever-enlightening travel experiences and exes overseas. He grins at me.
I was talking to my friend, Kim, as we sipped cocktails at a bar in Hollywood. She followed my gaze. I nodded. She raised an eyebrow and slurped on her vodka cranberry.
Fun fact: I am a bit of a mystic. Stop judging me. Anywho, towards the end of my last soul-crushing, pseudo-relationship, I visited a tarot card reader.