- 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.
A Chinese woman found herself stuck inside her blind date’s house for a few days after parts of his city were placed under a COVID-19 lockdown during their dinner date.
The woman, identified as Wang, was reportedly visiting Zhengzhou City in Henan Province when the lockdown occurred, according to CBS News.
Netflix appears to have released another South Korean hit with the new dating reality show “Singles Inferno.”
The show, which features attractive singles who are forced to live together on a deserted island, has hooked international audiences since the first two episodes were released on Dec. 18.
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.
Japan will use artificial intelligence to match singles and bring them together, a cabinet official said on Monday.
Last year, the nation of 126 million people had a fertility rate of 1.36 — one of the world’s lowest and statistically unlikely to reverse its “demographic time bomb.”
Actor Simu Liu is poking fun at some dating app users who use his photos to catfish their potential dates.
To all the people using my photos on dating apps… I question your taste pic.twitter.com/qK3IP4Tuck
People are offering themselves up online as a boyfriend or girlfriend for rent this Lunar New Year celebration to save you from awkward encounters with your family members.
Prices for the service on Carousell Singapore can range from 80 Singaporean dollars ($59) to 100 Singaporean dollars ($74).
Stone tweeted on Dec. 30 that her account was closed down after several users reported it as fake, Fox News reported.
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.
A women’s magazine in Japan recently released a list of traits for the “ideal man” and some readers have found many of its requirements to be far too specific.
Japanese Twitter user @Holy_chorus uploaded an image of a page from the magazine with the heading “This is the ultimate young man, who embodies every ideal!”
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.
Every millennial’s favorite YouTuber, Ryan Higa and “Teen Wolf” actress, singer and model, Arden Cho have been keeping us on our toes since 2010 when “Agents of Secret Stuff” premiered on YouTube. Nine years after these dating rumors, it’s finally been confirmed — Ryan and Arden are together.