I found it meaningful to invest time into East Meet East since it catered to Asians.
When it comes to online dating, no one knows exactly what they want but it is a start to discovering what you want.
Wasn't that exactly the kind of racial reduction that I'd spent my entire life working to avoid? awesome," one Taiwanese-American friend said, before she threw her head back laughing, interpreting the ads, instead, as in-jokes.
East Meet East's headquarters is located near Bryant Park, in a sleek coworking office with white walls, lots of glass, and little clutter. A range of startups, from design agencies to burgeoning social media platforms share the space, and the relationships between members of the small staff are collegial and warm. In other words: less Chinese-Exclusion Act and more Stuff Asian People Like.
We know you’re busy, so we’ve done the hard work for you.
We have done extensive research and built our proprietary matching system from scratch, so that we can send you a customized One-to-One match every week.
(Take a small half turn in the wrong direction, and there are dark places on the Internet like WASP Love, a website tagged with terms like "trump dating," "alt-right," "confederate," and "white nationalism.") All of these dating sites skirt around questions of identity—what does it mean to be "Jewish"?
—but East Meet East's mission to serve a unified Asian-America is especially tangled, given that the term "Asian-American" assumes unity amongst a minority group that covers a wide diversity of religions and ethnic backgrounds.At East Meet East, we believe you deserve the best of everything, including a well-matched partner.That’s why, we are committed to assisting Asian singles everywhere in their search for a lasting relationship.As if to underscore just how contradictory a belief in an Asian-American monolith is, South Asians are glaringly absent from the app's branding and advertisements, despite the fact that, well, they're Asian, too.I met the app's publicist, a beautiful Korean-American woman from California, for a coffee, earlier this year.JDate, the matchmaking site for Jewish singles, has been around since 1997.