'I took a break from white men'
Tran talks to professional matchmakers, social science experts and people in interracial relationships to figure out why people — and in particular, Asian men — reacted so negatively to her love life. While she specifically focuses on white men and Asian women in this documentary, anyone who's ever been in an interracial relationship can attest to the complications it can bring.
I'm a Black woman married to a Latinx man who looks like a white guy, and people have hinted I fell for him because of some fetishization for whiteness and distaste for Blackness. We live in a society where white supremacy and systemic racism are datings a white guy as an asian girl, and people of color — especially men — are often demonized and looked down upon.
Chen tells Tran that her matchmaking service, which is targeted toward Asian people, sometimes receives requests from women who only want to date white men. She says dating is more all-around difficult for Asian men. Chen says her Asian clients looking for non-Asian partners sometimes think of Asian men as "nerdy" and "less engaging.