"Our first speed dating event four years ago in London attracted over 150 professional Asian singles.
We went on to organise events in bars and restaurants in other cities including Birmingham and Manchester." But some online dating sites reveal the extent of the problem Asian women face, with great emphasis on appearance, and in particular, complexion.
Make an effort and go out.” Got to love Mums and their brutal honesty. Perhaps you could also sign up for one of the nights out?
We’ve been so accustomed to talking about what we want from a partner that it’s easy to forget that we have to be a good catch too!
It can be successful and some do meet the man or woman of their dreams in their mother's living room over a nice cup of tea.
However, a parent's idea of a suitable boy or girl can of course be very different to what their offspring has in mind.
"But because they don't always socialise in Asian-only groups they don't easily come across the right man.
"I realised there was a huge demand for a platform to bring Asian singles of the same religion together in an environment that didn't need to involve the whole family.Ask your friends what your best and worst qualities are, as having self-awareness is such a plus point. The last tip, and I think the most important, is such a simple one – forget games, forget the rules, forget your checklist – just be in the moment and have fun.Since when did skin shade, religion and the prospect of living with your in-laws become a concern for educated, career women looking for Mr Right?The last census showed that more British Asian men are marrying outside of their ethnic group than British Asian women.For Asian men the option to "marry out" is made easier by the fact that it is culturally, and in some cases religiously, less frowned upon to choose a partner outside of their faith than it is for Asian women.If I’d have stuck to my checklist I wouldn’t have even have gone on one date with him… I was having a moan about the dating drought I was experiencing a few years ago, and instead of the sympathy that I was after (thanks, Mum!