A quick Google search defines “exotic” as either “originating in or characteristic of a distant foreign country” or “an exotic plant or animal.”
I’ve been called this word so many times that I’ve stopped bothering to keep track: by Metro catcallers, by Santa Monica street performers, by my sixth-grade history teacher, by my father’s 60-year-old business clients.
A high school in Henan province, China is being criticized for a rule that segregates male and female students in the cafeteria as part of its clampdown on student romance.
A member of the Suiping County No. 1 High School confirmed that the rule was developed to prevent students from having a romantic relationship with each other, according to South China Morning Post.
As many would attest, love is found in the most unexpected places.
For Singaporean Jayden Cheong, he’ll tell you his whirlwind romance started at a popular western food stand he enjoyed going to with his ex-girlfriend.
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.
A couple in Taiwan parted ways just before the Lunar New Year over a disagreement on the appropriate amount one’s parents should receive in little red envelopes.
The story, which has since sparked discussions, came to light after the now ex-boyfriend shared screenshots of their conversations on Facebook, according to Now News.
Chu Tsin-pui, also known as the “Lara Croft of Hong Kong” and the “prettiest porter” in the city, has found her prince charming on a popular dating show.
Chu, who started working at an early age to support her family after her father’s business failed, became famous after videos of her at work went viral, according to South China Morning Post.
South Koreans are losing interest in marriage that some have forgone dating altogether, a new report suggests.
Only three to four in 10 South Koreans between the ages of 20 and 44 are dating, with the employed being more likely to do so than the unemployed.
A Singaporean journalist went on a trip to Bhutan last year to find peace and ended up finding love as well.
Writing in her blog, Karen Lim recently shared her trip to Bhutan in 2017 and how she ended up marrying her Bhutanese tour guide a year later.
There is a significant gender disparity on India’s online dating platforms that put the men at a massive disadvantage.
A recent study conducted by local dating app Woo has revealed that there are about three men for every woman on dating apps in India.
An artist in Hong Kong has immortalized precious moments with her boyfriend in a comic series receiving acclaim online.
Bonnie Pang, who started creating comics at age 6, graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Geography and Resource Management from the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). She then obtained a master’s degree in illustration from the Academy of Art University (AAU) before becoming a full-time illustrator in 2016.
As members of the LGBTQ community, we believe in the ideology that people should be able to love whomever they want to love. So why do racial and ethnic identity so often complicate this?
While a history of racism, colonialism, and past subjugation can have generational effects on people’s attitudes and philosophies, should every person’s preference in a partner be filtered through such a screen?
A young couple’s love story has gone viral on Chinese social media as they embarked on a 61-day “breakup trip” that culminated in irony.
The couple, both born in 1994, had met each other while studying in college in China.