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What Asian-Australian Men Need to Accept When it Comes to Dating

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This article was originally published on Medium and reposted with permission.

I don’t need to see all the dating statistics to be convinced that Asian men have it worst when it comes to dating. I have more than enough evidence from experience, living in Australia for the past 16 years as an Asian man.

The fact is plain and simple. We are stereotyped, perceived as lower status and less desirable by all women — yes, including Asian women. This phenomenon is so ubiquitous that Columbia University was able to put a dollar figure on the attractiveness gap between Asian and White men. With all other factors normalized (e.g. physical attractiveness), an Asian man would have to earn an additional $247,000 (USD) to stand on equal footing with his White counterpart.

9 Asians Tell Us About Their Most Tragic and Hilarious Experiences While Dating

Love, dating and relationships — let’s be honest, none of us have it completely figured out. As Asians, most of us have faced our fair share of troubles, from rejections and de-sexualization to fetishization and everything in between.

We asked Asians about some of their most hilarious or tragic experiences on their quest for love and, well, they certainly didn’t disappoint.

Dear White People Dating Asians, Your Relationship Does Not Excuse Your Racism

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I’ve never liked small talk with strangers, not because I’m an introvert, but because as an Asian person there are always the same inane questions people insist on asking to start a conversation.

From “you don’t look American so where are you really from?” to “have you ever been to North Korea?” — I’ve heard it all to the point that none of these questions amuse or annoy me anymore, I’m too tired to even react to them because they simply bore me.

How to Get An Asian Girlfriend By Valentine’s Day, According to Non-Asian Experts

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Ever wonder what goes on inside the mind of an Asian woman? Dating can be difficult, especially when your yellow fever is scaring away every female in your life.

If you’re on the lookout for an Asian girlfriend by Valentine’s Day, let the internet help you. After all, you know what they say: if you want to know what Asian women want in their love lives, just ask a mediocre white guy named Chad, Derek, John or Chuck, they’ll definitely know what they’re talking about.