Category Archives: Dating

New Garden Grove Councilman Celebrates Swearing in with a Marriage Proposal

Chris Phan, a newly elected Councilman for the city of Garden Grove, had a unique way to celebrate being sworn in – making a very public wedding proposal to his girlfriend Cindy Pham!  According to this interview, he checked first … Continue reading

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New York Times Writer Describes Mother’s White Worship One Day After UCLA Anti-Asian Racial Slurs

by Leeland Lee In a piece published online last Thursday in The New York Times entitled “A Messy Relationship,” Titi Nguyen describes her mother’s pivotal role in introducing her to her future significant other, a man by the name of … Continue reading

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A Trip To Shanghai’s Marriage Market

It’s not uncommon for single men and women to venture online to find love, but in Shanghai, some aging parents have been taking the initiative for their adult children with the “Marriage Market” in the People’s Square. Every weekend, these … Continue reading

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How Much Is An Asian American Spouse Worth?

How much is an Asian American spouse worth? Janis Spindel’s new Asian American matchmaking service will charge Asian American men a minimum of $5000 to match them with a prospective wife. What makes her think that men will pay that? … Continue reading

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Asian Jewish Couple Publishes Research on Asian Jewish Couples

We have talked about Asians and Jews a number of times at 8asians, from Jewish/Asian marriages, to building bonds between Asian and Jewish communities and comparing limits on Asian admissions to elite colleges to admission limits on Jews during the … Continue reading

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Jeremy Lin in Public Service Announcement about Dating Violence

Jeremy Lin has joined Eli Manning, David Beckham and others in this Public Service Announcement about dating violence.  This is was produced by the White House as part of the 1is2many campaign.  According to the White House: “Despite the significant … Continue reading

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Breaking The Silence: Vagina Monologues and Domestic Violence

by Erin Jerri Malonzo Pangilinan I am a domestic violence survivor. It’s hard to have courage to speak these words to my family and close friends, let alone write that sentence for publication. I was afraid to talk about it. … Continue reading

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Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg Gets A New Asian Wife!

Congratulations are in order for Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his new wife, Priscilla Chan! Yes, the latter may have been Zuckerberg’s longtime girlfriend but she has now officially joined the ranks of other Asian trophy wives like Wendi Deng, … Continue reading

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Report Suggests Asian Americans Outmarrying Less To “Preserve Their Culture”

Via Jeff Yang at the Wall Street Journal: “Apparently, more and more Asian Americans are defying convention by… marrying Asian Americans. […] That’s interesting in and of itself. But it’s the reason given for this fall in Asian American outmarriage … Continue reading

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Stability Vs. Independence: Expectations Of Asian Women

By Hua Jing lI At times I often ponder about a life in China. Having moved to England at the age of 5, I re-started my life in a different country and culture. As a result, my understanding and opinions … Continue reading

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According to The NY Times, My Relationship Is Fashionable

By Daniel miscegenation: n. Cohabitation, sexual relations, marriage, or interbreeding involving persons of different races, especially in historical contexts as a transgression of the law. After reading this NY Times article, that old and (thankfully) nearly extinct word came to … Continue reading

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Asian American Couples Come Together Over Cultural Similarities

It looks like the New York Times is hopping on our bandwagon of the interracial dating debate with their recent article about how Asian American couples are brought together by their shared cultural values. (You can yawn now.) While the … Continue reading

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