The tendency of non-Asian men to fetishize Asian women, lusting after their "exotic" appeal or assigning them offensive stereotypes, has turned online dating for Asian women into a minefield of unwanted sexual advances and problematic questions.
Upon realizing she was Cambodian, some men would simply abandon the conversation."I felt unwanted or unattractive because I wasn't really a Korean girl," said Lena.before permanently deleting my account after receiving little more than creepy (and sometimes downright revolting) messages," the anonymous Asian-American columnist "O. Lena*, a Cambodian American woman who has used online dating for several years, said the best way to improve the experience for Asian women is to give them more control over their profile and online identity."In this age of Google where people can research anyone, information is precious.Withholding that information at first meeting is key because with that information, people can write people off so quickly," she said in an email to By allowing women to meet men without their ethnicity overshadowing the initial encounter, Siren is admittedly a short-term solution to a wider cultural problem.Please include the following details in the message: - Full name - Username - Registered email - Date of birth Make sure to include the following details on the reverse side of the photo: - Full name - Username - Registered email - Date of birth Before uploading your photo, please make sure that you have read and understand the photo guidelines below: - Images should be in JPEG file, with a size between 20 and 600 kb. - To leave good impression to ladies, it is better to wear a shirt. - Keep the photo clean Do not upload any of the following: a. A man and woman face each other across a table at a downtown bistro, looking nervous and awkward. There is a stiff formality to the way they sit—no slouching. It remains to be seen if it will pick up speed, gain altitude, and soar skyward . Sometimes they lead to burning love; sometimes they go down in flames. Early on, inquire about the role their birthplace and heritage plays in his/her daily life.