Compared to all those romantic stories, going online feels like a letdown. The thing is, if you’re reading this, you are probably like me and feeling pretty single.
In France, it’s very common for a girl to go out to dinner with a male friend.There’s an innate understanding of a culture that isn’t often understood by Westerners (or at least not without some explanation).And then, of course, there’s the relatability factor.Sometimes I’ll go to a coffee shop for a change of scenery but even then, I’ll have my earphones in lest I be distracted by the conversations around me. Everyone seems to be doing some form of online dating these days (“swipe right” and “swipe left” have become common phrases in daily conversation) and I’ve heard plenty of success stories, including from within my own circle of friends.For me, there’s still a weird stigma attached to online dating, but I decided to put that aside (all for the sake of research! East Meet East is advertised as the “#1 dating site for Asian urban singles”.