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Short kings, rise and grind: Study says 5’6″ men need to earn $175,000 more a year to be as desirable as 6’ men

  • Finance influencer Vivian, popularly known as “Your Rich BFF,” broke down a study on online dating that found men who are 5 feet 6 inches must earn an additional $175,000 per year on average to be seen as desirable as men who are 6 feet, with the number being even higher for Asian men.
  • In the clip posted to her Instagram account on Friday, Vivian began by asking, “How much is six inches worth?”
  • Referring to a study conducted by the University of Chicago in 2006 titled “What Makes You Click? — Mate Preferences and Matching Outcomes in Online Dating,” Vivian noted the trade-offs between height and income.
  • The number increases with shorter heights, with men who are 5 feet, for example, needing to make an additional $317,000 in income.
  • Also included in the study are the income-ethnicity trade offs, which shows that for equal chances with a white woman as a white man, an Asian man has to make on average a whopping $247,000 in additional annual income.

Finance influencer Vivian broke down a study on online dating that found shorter men must earn more per year to be seen as desirable as taller men, with the number being even higher for Asian men. 

In the clip posted to her Instagram account on Friday, Vivian, better known by her online handle “Your Rich BFF,” begins by asking, “How much is six inches worth?”

TikToker shares her interaction with an expat in Singapore who only dates Asian women

Singapore expat
  • A video posted by TikTok user Candilicious on Saturday about her recent encounter with an expatriate in Singapore has amassed over 102,000 views.
  • In the video, Candilicious shares that the man told her he exclusively dates Singaporean women and other women of Southeast Asian descent.
  • “Back home he rates himself a 7.5, and in Singapore, he rates himself a 9," she also shares in the video.
  • Candilicious, who makes videos about dating and living in Singapore, ends her video by saying, "I don't know what you Singaporean ladies are doing, but you could do so much better."
  • Some commenters agreed with Candilicious, with one user writing, “Plot twist: he’s just full of himself,” and another saying, “Yep, this is why I RUN when I see ‘em.”

A video of a woman sharing her recent encounter with an expatriate in Singapore who exclusively dates Southeast Asian women has gone viral on TikTok.

TikTok user Candilicious uploaded the video on Saturday to recall what the man said after she asked him about what it is like dating as an expatriate in Singapore.

Married woman in China who dated 18 men at once arrested for scamming them out of $300,000

  • A married woman in China allegedly scammed around 20 men into funding her luxurious lifestyle, totaling more than 2 million yuan (approximately $296,256).
  • The 29-year-old woman would fake a marriage agreement and request money to help various family members.
  • The woman has been legally married since 2014 and has a 2-year-old son.
  • Police are currently investigating the situation.

To fund her lavish lifestyle, a married woman in China reportedly conned almost 20 men into giving her a total of 2 million yuan (approximately $296,256) since 2017.

The 29-year-old woman, surnamed Wu, began luring men into fake marriage agreements in 2017, even allegedly dating 18 men at once, reported Shanghai TV. 

‘I am not the beauty standard’: Tearful Kiwi woman pleads for white men to stop making racist comments

  • A woman from New Zealand posted a video to TikTok on Sunday in which she tearfully pleads for “white men” to stop directing racist comments towards her as a “brown girl.”
  • The woman explains that when she goes out, white men often refer to her as “undesirable” for being a “brown girl.”
  • She then asks that white men be more respectful and open minded, and to call out their friends when they make racist and disrespectful comments.
  • The woman describes her experiences as dehumanizing, outlining the difficulty in getting white men to see that she is “more than just the color of my skin.”

A TikTok user from New Zealand tearfully asks that “white men” be more open-minded and respectful as she has faced several instances of racial comments as a “brown girl.”

Nilani, whose TikTok handle is @niiilaniii, uploaded a video on Sunday to the video platform where she tearfully explains the racism she experienced the past few times she has gone out. 

Right person, wrong time: Vince Xu, Kasey Ma show ‘what Asian love is’ on ‘The One That Got Away’

  • “The One That Got Away” premiered on June 24 with 10 episodes on Amazon Prime Video.
  • The show centers on a social experiment that has six singles dating random people from their past to see if one of their missed connections was the right person at the wrong time.
  • Chinese American Twitch Streamer Kasey Ma and lawyer Vince Xu sat down with NextShark to talk about their experience as Asian American contestants on the show.

Twitch streamer Kasey Ma and lawyer Vince Xu sat down with NextShark to talk about their experience as Asian American contestants on the Amazon Prime Video reality dating show “The One that Got Away.”

The new show centers on a social experiment that has six singles date random people from their past to see if one of their missed connections was the right person at the wrong time. For a month, the singles live without their phones, building genuine relationships with the others around them.

40 percent of Japanese men in their 20s have never been on a date, says new government report

JAPANESE SINGLE MEN
  • An impressive 40% of Japanese men in their 20s reported having never gone on a date, according to a new government survey.
  • Women in their 20s reported a high but significantly lower number, with 25% reporting they had never been on at least one date.
  • While businesses have seemingly adapted to the singlehood phenomenon, such as offering solo dining spaces in restaurants, the government appears far more alarmed by the dropping marriage rates, sponsoring campaigns to encourage unions.
  • In the same report, one in four Japanese singles in their 30s — irrespective of gender — reported having no desire to get married, citing freedom as the main reason.
  • Japan’s birth rates continue to plummet, with the country hitting a record low in 2021 for the sixth year in a row with 811,604 births.

An impressive 40% of Japanese men in their 20s reported having never gone on a date, according to a new government survey.

In a 350-page white paper on gender equality published this month by Japan’s Cabinet Office, authorities surveyed 20,000 people from various age groups on questions related to marriage and income.

South Korean dating apps limit mask-wearing user photos amid complaints of ‘mask fraud’

  • South Korean dating apps have cracked down on “magikkun” users who wear masks in their dating profile pictures.  
  • “Magikkun,” which translates to “mask fraud,” is the latest buzzword in the South Korean online dating scene.
  • Due to complaints from several users, popular dating apps now only allow a limited number of photos with masks on users’ profiles.

Dating apps in South Korea are enforcing stricter measures against mask-wearing in profile images as more users complain about mask fraud, known as “magikkun.” 

“Magikkun” – a term that combines the English word “mask” and“sagikkun,” the Korean word for “fraud” – has become the latest buzzword in the world of South Korean online dating, reported The Korea Herald

Kal Penn comes out as gay, shares how his 11-year relationship started with NASCAR

Kal Penn comes out as gay, dating partner for 11 years

Kal Penn, most known for his role as Kumar Patel alongside John Cho’s Harold Lee in the hit “Harold and Kumar” film franchise, has come out as gay and announced his recent engagement.

It started with NASCAR: In an interview with People, Penn, 44, teased some details about his new book “You Can’t Be Serious,” where he talks about his sexuality, family and his first date with his partner Josh, whom he met while working in the White House under the Obama Administration.