When I was in my second year of university, a stranger approached a friend and me on the streets of Melbourne, asking to photograph us for his website about interracial couples. A little taken aback, we told him we weren't together but had friends that might fit the bill. He went on to explain that many of his friends were Asian men who thought Anglo-Australian women just weren't interested in dating them. His website was his way of showing this wasn't true.
I Used to Avoid Dating Asian Men, Even Though *I'm* Asian - FLARE
Savage Love: Asian preference isn’t necessarily racist
Hours after dropping this episode, we learned of allegations of misconduct against Professor Jim Pfaus that were published by the CBC just before our story aired. We have since done additional reporting on his work and have not encountered objections to the quality of his research. We have chosen to leave our published podcast unchanged, but we are working on another version of this story that will air on Morning Edition. We have used this opportunity to interview other researchers in the field of sexual preferences and decided to feature one of them in the broadcast excerpt that aired on Morning Edition.
‘Sexual Racism,’ and Life on Tinder as an Asian Man
We just date and have sex, same as my past relationships. Is this normal? Do people just change preferences like that? Also, can you do a PSA about Asian dicks?
What can I say? The prospect of hopping on a dating app seemed simple and hopeful , by comparison. It was easy enough to load up a few photos and tap out a self-deprecating bio for my profile, and even easier to start swiping on the infinite string of women that flowed forth. My phone chimed intermittently through the next few weeks as I matched with women on Tinder, when I spotted an unexpected trend.