When Han Song first met Sophie in a pub, he thought she was gorgeous ... "I thought oh well, I'm Asian, probably she's not interested." He was wrong. Han had only dated Korean women in the past and thought dating a white woman was "a fantasy".
Sophie found Asian men attractive but says it was shared values that was most important.
HAN SONG: I could speak barely, I could just say hi, how are you, I'm fine thank you and you? JENNY BROCKIE: Okay, so when you met Sophie how did you feel about her? HAN SONG: Yes, like when I saw her and she wasn't, she was wearing like a beautiful dress, it was like vintage dress and I thought wow, she's beautiful.
Maybe I could see her in a movie or something and, but I thought oh well, but I'm Asian, probably she's not interested in Asian guy so I was just, okay, let's just say hi.
Edelisa thought a western man would be "better than a Filipino husband" because they're more responsible and provide better for their children.
The study found that race plays a big part in people's decisions about who they choose to contact and respond to online.
It found that heterosexual men of all races respond to all women except for African-American, and that women of all races respond first to Caucasian men. He says "multi-ethnic coupling" will become increasingly more common as time goes by – it's an inevitable consequence of the proximity of so many races in the same place. JENNY BROCKIE: So is it purely physical or is it a mixture of a whole lot of things?
He says one of his company's popular events is 'Asian women speed dating', where all the women have an Asian background and the men are from any race.
He says there's been no demand for a speed dating night featuring only Asian men.