Simple to them means a certain religion, shoe size… Realistically you’ve got a better chance of finding a dodo than finding a match on 8. Spies everywhere Due to an abundance of relatives and family friends living in close proximity you can’t go for a Nando’s date at your local branch. Boy friend = boyfriend Your parents simply refuse to believe that any male friend isn’t a potential suitor for your hand in marriage. You’ve been ambushed at least once On more than one occasion your parents have casually invited a couple round and their son over for Sunday tea.Dating = marriage Your idea of getting to know someone is slightly different to your parents. Sex struggles You were probably told by your parents not to have sex before marriage. Parents stalk your love life Chances are your mum, nan and your next door neighbour will know before you do that your new work crush has accepted your Facebook friend request. This act of pure madness will no doubt to lead to you being spotted, and your parents being informed that you were sitting with a potential husband whilst eating a 1/4 chicken. Due to this you’ve had to rename all male contacts in your phonebook under female names. And the son just happens to be a similar age to you and obviously single.Men across the board all preferred Asian women, apart from Asian men, who preferred Latinas. Cue a million stereotypes about how some groups of women are magically and uniformly "gentle" and "feminine". Go to Google, and start typing in "[race] women are…" and see what the autocomplete suggests as the most popular way of completing this statement.You get these gems: 'Black women are repulsive' 'Asian women are gold diggers' 'Latin women are loyal' It's pretty depressing stuff.As a Chinese, single woman in the UK - where I have rarely come across racism – my East Asian friends and I have encountered a fair share of men with telltale signs of yellow fever.
It seems the objectification is hardly limited to dating websites, though, as comedy videos like "What kind of Asian are you? It goes the other way as well, with women of all races preferring white men, apart from black women who prefer black men.
You wanted to be Jess so bad, plus you connected on a deeper level with her inability to cook aloo gobi.
But imagine having a strict list of criteria from your parents and practically your whole family involved in trying to find you someone.
And they were talking like they are really exotic and rare....
No, not the disease you can pick up when travelling to certain countries.