If you’ve ever read some of my blog entries about my dad, you know that he’s kind of… well, he’s kind of a pain. He’s super strict and he likes to tell me that he knows best. Especially when it comes to who I should date. Being Asian, that means I need to date (and subsequently marry) someone of the same ethnicity, someone who can speak the same language(s), someone who has a university degree (minimum), someone who aspires to be a doctor or a lawyer or an engineer or some other equally high-paying occupation. My father doesn’t really put that much stock in what I want, or at least that’s just how it feels sometimes.
But I suppose if I were to ever give in and decide that I’d follow what my father wanted to me do, I’d probably date someone who’s Asian. asianmatching.com is an online dating site where one can make an account (you can make an account for free) and you can search through their Asian Singles . The colours of their website is actually really appealing and I like how it’s set up and gives you a snapshot of what the profiles might look like. And hey, when I scrolled down I saw that a lot of people were from Canada (bonus?). While I’m definitely sure that this was not what my father intended me to check out when he told me to go and date someone in the same ethnic group, I’m terrible at following what my dad tells me to do (especially when he reinforces it on a daily basis like I’m an idiot or something).
Online dating, after all, is one of those things that came around and is pretty much here to stay. And if you’re going to give online dating a try and want to meet some asian singles in your area, why not give a website that looks professional a try? There’s profiles that you can view even without signing up so you can see what’s available, so to speak. Speaking of which, maybe I’ll show this website to my sisters – goodness knows that if they start dating people, my father will get off my back about dating a ‘proper’ person.