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Unbeknownst to me, Teddy had struck up a deal with the event host, and got her to bring me over to Linda’s table as soon as I arrived that night. Yup, when Linda went to the bathroom — between apple martini two and three — Teddy approached her, and asked her about me.“So…what do you think of Steve?”Linda admitted that while I was “funny” and “nice,” I wasn’t really her type.
I’ll share my personal experience in a bit, but first, let’s look at the science behind it all…After crunching the behavioral data gathered from 25 million users, Ok Cupid found that Asian guys have it the worst when it comes to online dating.After some prodding, Teddy was able to determine that my beer belly might have been a factor. But Teddy didn’t give up and shared with her a little about what he liked about me as a person.So how does this apply to all the Asian guys out there?And that is of course after scoring 140 points higher on the SAT just to get into elite college to make that kind of dough!
Notwithstanding income and SAT scores — even if you are an Asian guy like Kevin Kreider (Korean adoptee) — who is tall, charismatic and has six pack abs — online dating while being Asian is still quite a challenge.
Up till today, Linda and I are still talking about that fateful day when we met, and we’re insanely grateful to Teddy for engineering it all.