This is no valentine: the complexities of interracial dating for Asians in North America

Like most single people who dread the arrival of Valentine’s Day, finding a love match ahead of one of the most romantic holidays of the year proved to be a tricky ordeal for Vancouver resident Omar* – even after arming himself with Tinder.
The 31-year-old of Southeast Asian descent said he almost exclusively matched with South Asian women. “My matches ranged from Persian to South Asian; but never East Asian or white,” he said.
It’s no surprise that people tend to…