Category Archives: Dating

ABC’s Nightline: Coffee Meets Bagel, the Dating App that Turned Down ‘Shark Tank’ Offer

ABC US News | World News Back in January, I had blogged about the co-founders of the mobile dating app company Coffee Meets Bagel, Korean American sisters Arum, Dawoon, and Soo Kang. They appeared on the popular reality TV show Shark … Continue reading

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Girlfriend Finder Fee: US$10,000

We have talked about dating difficulties before, but Ren You’s approach has gotten a lot of publicity lately, as he is offering US$10,000 dollars to anyone who can find him a girlfriend.  To get the $10,000, people have to wait … Continue reading

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8Books Review: “Re Jane” by Patricia Park

I stumbled across Patricia Park’s debut novel Re Jane while looking through reading lists saying what should have been on this year’s (not surprisingly) all-white cast of New York Times recommended summer books. And I have to say, that it is a … Continue reading

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New York Times “Modern Love” video: Breaching the Seawall

I’ve been digging the short “Modern Love” videos from the New York Times Style section. This, called “Breaching the Seawall,” really resonated with me. When Laurel Fantauzzo met a young woman and her bicycle in Manila, her relationship to the … Continue reading

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Asian American Commercial Watch: Kelly Hu for Viagra

So I should have blogged about this Viagra commercial when it first came out this past April, but there wasn’t a higher quality version or official versions of the commercial on their website. Now I see this ad running more … Continue reading

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What not to do on Valentines Day; Advice from the Fung Bros.

From David Fung of the Fung Bros (from last year): A video to help all the SINGLE ASIAN PEOPLE in America handle a lonely Valentines Day. This is a break from the normal Asian American identity content we make but … Continue reading

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Newspaper sets up 2 Asian Americans on a date, massive boredom ensues

by Leeland Lee Get ready to cringe. The New York Post recently set up two random Brooklynites on a blind date in their “This Week’s Couple” segment. Asian Americans Chris, 30, and Vickie, 27, met up for dinner at Café … Continue reading

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How to NOT Objectify Asian Women

Recently, Kristina Wong was featured in New York Times in a video series called “Off Color”, and I visited her artist website and also discovered her satire dating site about the objectification of Asian women,, where she and volunteers … Continue reading

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Asian Men Making a Comeback in the Dating Scene, Thanks to Linsanity?

by Leeland Lee The headline from the Huffington Post was grim: “Black People and Asian Men Have a Much Harder Time Dating on OKCupid.” Reading this, I braced myself to be castigated, to be verbally castrated. The article linked to … Continue reading

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Video: Asian Woman Has White Fetish

Actor and writer Joy Regullano takes the “Asian fetish” dialogue that usually is directed at Asian/Asian American females and turns directs it at a white man for “White Fetish.” It’s nice to see someone do a funny take on “yellow … Continue reading

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8$: “I Will Marry Jeremy Lin” Project by Kristina Wong

8$ is a series which occasionally highlights interesting crowdfunding projects. Every day, the 8Asians team is inundated by many worthy pitches. We are unable to highlight every one that comes our way, or even the ones we might individually support. … Continue reading

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Asian American Commercial Watch: “Twins” for Taco Bell’s Spicy Chicken Cool Ranch Doritos Locos Taco An Asian guy rarely gets the girl in a TV commercial, but two of them each getting a girl?  And in the same commercial?  And the girls are white too?  Not your typical TV commercial, but although I should … Continue reading

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