East Meets East Asian American Dating11.99 p/m for men
First, let’s stop with the feel-good PC myth that racial preferences don’t exist. They do, and pretty much all the data everywhere confirm it. On average, white girls are simply not into Asian guys.
The researchers, after controlling for all other attributes (height, weight, attractiveness, etc.), calculated how much extra income (relative to the income of the average online male dater, $62,500) a man would need to overcome the racial barrier. Here are some of the estimates (there weren’t enough data to do all the interracial permutations) of how much each extra income a man would need to be equally appealing to a woman as would a man of her own race:
For equal success with a white woman, an African-American needs to earn an additional $154,000; a Hispanic man needs $77,000; an Asian needs $247,000.
Then there’s the infamous OKCupid study on race-based dating:
An interesting side note: Asian women prefer white men over their own race! +16% vs +10%
East Meets East is a dating site and match making service seeking to remedy this problem. Their aim is to help Asian American men find love too.
East Meets East Review–Is it Worth it?
The Price: East Meets East is free for women but men have to pay $11.99 per month. A few guys have expressed disappointment and claimed ‘discrimination’ due to their pricing structure. The site’s founder, Mariko Tokioka, explains the pricing structure like this:
“Statistically Asian women are wanted more [by men of other ethnicities], but Asian men are not so much desired.”
It’s basically a supply and demand concept. Whether it’s worth it depends on you. If you are a single Asian man that wants love in his life then I recommend giving East Meets East a try. Also, it’s not like $12 a month is a huge investment. Apart from being profit it also helps protect the women from guys that aren’t serious.
How East Meets East Dating Works
It’s a pretty standard search with some matching questions to help you along the way. What’s nice is it has some pretty good filters to help you see only the profiles you want to see. One filter allows you to select when the person came to the country. Another one can help you find partners that speak a particular language. They even have a filter to help you and find users of the particular Asian ethnicity that you want (Indonesia, Hmong, Chinese, Japanese, etc). Of course, you can also select for the standard things such as location, age, marital history, children or no children.
Women get full access to messaging upon sign up. Men, however, only get to read previews until they become premium members. The messaging system is pretty standard offering private messaging as well as live chats. Some guys will try to get around the payment requirement by sending a message with their contact information to contact them directly. Many females have said they’re not comfortable with this since they didn’t know them yet. It may work for you or it may not but frankly, I don’t recommend doing this. One of the main grievances Asian women have against Asian men is that they’re cheap.
One female user even commented, “Don’t be stereotype guys!”
A favorite of the ladies is the ‘smiles’ feature they have. It’s a friendly way a guy can let a girl know he’s interested without being too forward and sending a direct message. The site lets you know who’s smiled at you and you can check out their profile and see if the feeling is mutual. Just remember many relationships in real life began with a simple!
See Who’s Looking at You:
This is one of my favorite features looking at EME. The site allows you to see who’s been looking at your profile. This is a great way to see the types of folks that you’re attracting and make changes if you need to. Also, it gives you a chance to make the first move!
If you want to edit your profile and change your photo, you can do it all from here. Being able to change or add photos from the app is particularly convenient because what do you usually use to take photos? It offers a lot of functionality but I didn’t find the profiles to be anything that was game-changing in the industry.
Here’s What EME’s users liked:
The men liked how the site/app did a lot of the work for them. No more taking the time to send a message to a girl that they’re interested in only to get back “sorry not into Asians” in return. Being on this site gets rid of one of the biggest hurdles Asian men face when trying to date online. They also liked how the site’s filters did a good job of weeding out women that weren’t actually in America but just seeking a green card.
The women liked that because the men had to pay the men were mostly professionals who were serious. Many female users opined that there were a lot fewer creeps than on other apps like Tinder. Overall female users said that they felt more secure than on other sites.
Overall the site’s biggest strength is that it’s a niche site for Asian men & women seeking a companion. The layout was pretty basic but functional. Asian singles who are serious should also know that eHarmony also has an Asian specific site.