If you’re already happily attached, then here’s your chance to play matchmaker, and help your friends reach their happily ever after.
If you’re single, and sick of getting left swipes on the dating apps you’ve been using, then enlisting your friends’ help is the best way to go.
They already know your character and quirks; this makes their recommendations more tailored and effective than what any generic dating app can offer.
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.
We thought — what better way to pass on the love, than to create a space where friends can help matchmake their friends?
Most Asian guys, like me, will struggle to get matches and right swipes on dating apps. Because society is conditioned to think of Asian guys as nerdy sidekicks, NOT the guys you’d want to date.(I know, I know, Crazy Rich Asians just came out.
That’s a step in the right direction, but it’s not enough). )In fact, Linda and I believe so strongly in the power of introductions, we created an #antidatingapp called M8 where your friends are part of the magic.
My buddy Teddy actually met Linda earlier in the evening, and he took it upon himself to act as a wingman. Again, I didn’t know this back then, but as it turns out, Teddy spoke to Linda before I asked her for her number, and convinced her to give me a shot.
These introductions give both you and your matches better insight into potential compatibility and a “warm intro” that establishes common ground.
Here’s what this means: Your matches are LESS likely to typecast you as “just another Asian guy”, and they’ll get to know you on a deeper level.
So here’s my personal story: First off, before I met my wife, I was well on my way to becoming a confirmed bachelor. I never had a problem meeting people and was quite social and was always hosting events. Upon arriving at the venue, I said my hellos and was introduced to a woman named Linda. I know it sounds cheesy, but for me, it felt like she was the only person in the room.
I learned that she grew up in Seoul, graduated from the Art Center and had just landed a creative director position at an agency.
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!