There may be points in our lives where we don’t recognise our Asian features because they are so disassociated to the ones in popular media.We might personally wish that we had blue eyes and blond hair so we fit in to the represented ideal or normal person.
A guy called Don told me he felt more comfortable with Asian guys since more of them wanted something similar (in terms of a relationship), while Caucasian men were either interested in a hookup or seemed much older than him.
Another person, Jason agreed with this and said that he preferred Asian men because they were similar in their traditions.
At the event, we were given 12 dates at five minutes each and no one was allowed to talk about work.
Interestingly a lot of the people I came across were open to everyone in terms of race when I asked them.
The underlying sentiments behind these words were all understood like a piece of ironic fashion though.