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As a young Asian woman, I am no stranger to feeling fetishized by white males.
During the year and a half I was on Tinder, white males of or around my age sent me messages such as “you’re my first Asian”, “Asa Akira”, “you look like an Asian goddess”, and best of all, “don’t Asian girls love white guys?
A recent report issued by the New York Times weighs in explaining why numbers and formulas are unlikely to help forge the perfect couple.
Hang on a minute, wasn't online dating designed to reduce the complexities of finding a partner in the first place?
I felt proud that I was more white-washed than all my other Asian friends. Although we grew up with some very different traditions (my Chinese/Vietnamese heritage and his Canadian/Jewish heritage), we pretty much went through the same circumstances as Canadian children.
I also went to Hong Kong last summer, and it really opened my eyes to my Chinese heritage.
There is a difference between having yellow fever and simply being attracted to the physical features of people from a certain culture.
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