A pioneer in online dating Being one of the first among my friends to try online dating, I felt like a trailblazer!
At 1.63m, with short hair and a hint of chubbiness, I definitely did not fit the bill.
I usually ignored the ones who started with ‘Hi, you’re really pretty. ’ because they sounded generic and began with too little effort!
After connecting on the site, we’d usually continue chatting on other platforms such as ICQ (an instant- messaging service) before arranging to meet up – I met about 80 per cent of those I talked to.
I can be picky, and having studied abroad, I saw myself as independent and well-travelled.
I wanted someone with a global mindset, preferably an American-born Chinese (ABC) who should not be more than five years older.
A friend introduced me to dating site Asia Friendfinder, which connects Asian singles online for US a month.