Jumping into the dating scene can be challenging for many Asian youngsters. That’s because, unlike Western countries, where dating is seen as a natural extension of living in a big city, where you get to rub shoulders with thousands of people, those that come from Asian backgrounds tend to hold on to their traditional values, which makes dating all the more challenging. But, it doesn’t have to be that way. Online dating sites have opened up a new world to those people who find approaching the opposite sex face to face challenging. Keeping that in mind, here we are going to take a look at some of the best online dating tips for Asians, or those who are attracted to the Asian persuasion.
It goes without saying that your dating profile that you use for any online dating site should do you justice. It should work to dissect your personality by sharing your likes, dislikes, hobbies and expectations, so that the other person knows what you’re all about. In short, coming off as the mysterious James Bond type is not going to work if you’re looking for an Asian date online. While it might feel uncomfortable to analyze yourself, the idea is to help the person reading your profile paint a picture of the type of person you are. So, creating a half-baked dating profile is not going to help you land a potential match.
Pick the Right Photo
While Asians are known for their corny sense of humor, you wouldn’t want to wear a clown’s nose in your profile picture. Choose photos that are clear and more importantly, honest. This means not “touching up” your photos to make them look “better.” Make no mistake, using a profile photo that shows your complexion as just a few shades lighter can be considered as lying. Also, you should definitely not go with one of you’re best photos ever (you know, the one you took 10 years ago). When choosing a photo for your online profile, it should be a clear and recent photo that’s professionally taken and not a selfie or one taken while standing in front of the mirror. Sheesh.
Don’t Get Overexcited
Remember, you’ve just met the person online, so being overly excited and texting, tweeting or calling them too much could be a turn-off. Besides, making attempts to contact them often could make you come across as too pushy, which is something that Asians do not generally like. Rather than texting them or sending them photos of whatever you’re doing throughout the day, you need to keep the communication balanced. After all they have a life too, and don’t need to see the salad you ate for lunch.
Don’t Stalk Them Social Media
Social media has brought us all closer together. While that might not necessarily be a bad thing, it’s certainly not all good. Especially, for those who tend to use social media platforms to stalk the people they meet on online dating sites. While you should show some interest in the person who you have just met on an online dating platform to keep them from thinking you’ve got cold feet, commenting on every tweet, Facebook or Instagram post they share will give off creepy stalker vibes that the person you’ve just met online will not appreciate.
Meet Somewhere Public
Safety is a big issue when opting for online dating, but that’s easily fixed by taking some precautionary measures. For instance, if you plan on meeting face to face, then its best to go for a public space, such as a restaurant or a public park. You also should choose the venue carefully. After all, the person you’re dating might not feel the same way about the heavy-metal concert you want to attend.
So, there you have it. These were just some of the things you should keep in mind when it comes to online dating. Another tip to roll off with will be to find the right dating platform, which shouldn’t be a challenge considering the plethora of options available.