Christian Connection makes it easy to break the ice.If you see someone you like, simply "wave" at them.They suggest just how far people of different ethnicities are ready to move out of their cultural comfort zones to get to really know the so-called “Other.” Luk (left) said one of the other reasons she prefers Caucasian males is she finds they’re more likely to know how to fix a car, work with a hammer and take care of practical things. “The word on the street,” she said, “is that Japanese women definitely like to date white guys.” RELATED: SURPRISING STUDY shows who whites and Asians like to date Vancouver’s Asian men fear women prefer whites Do Asian women prefer whites?In contrast, a lot of her Asian male friends are bookworms, she says. When it comes to the apps on our phones, we tend to become loyal to a select few.
The Christian Connection discussion boards are a popular way to share stories, advice and opinions about life as a single Christian.Many of its members deny they use it out of embarrassment.And yet that hasn’t diminished the site’s popularity; 24,000 of the GTA’s 684,000 South Asians now use Shaadi’s services, including parents who set up profiles for their eligible children—a computer-age variation on the arranged marriage. They argued that if I didn’t start looking, there wouldn’t be anyone left to marry when I’m older. It’s a question that constantly buzzes among Metro Vancouver’s Asian community, says my Vancouver Sun colleague, reporter Vivian Luk.Raised in East Vancouver, Luk says her large circle of Chinese friends often has a lively time discussing inter-racial dating preferences. Luk, 22, a student in UBC’s School of Journalism, says she generally confirms the views expressed by relationship specialist Ronald Lee in my column headlined: ‘Vancouver’s Asian men fear women prefer whites.’ Lee said a lot of Canadian-Asian guys end up being awkward around women because they’re instead taught by parents to focus obsessively on their educations and careers.