"I'm independent and successful and it's daunting to think I might have to up sticks and move to another town to move in with my in-laws as soon as I'm married." Matchmakers Statistics seem to be against Asian women too.The last census showed that more British Asian men are marrying outside of their ethnic group than British Asian women.I can personally vouch that for every miserable, white Bridget Jones singleton out there, there is a brown Bridget having a worse time.Many young British Asian women, be they Muslim, Sikh or Hindu, are struggling to find a life partner.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.
"Wheatish" appears to be one of the most common categories, with a choice of "wheatish", "wheatish medium" or "wheatish brown".Despite the many challenges, including shade-ism, that British Asian women face, many find suitable partners and enjoy happy marriages.As we're still in the first generation of well-educated, career-minded Asian women who have delayed marriage, drawing any conclusions about what will happen to those who don't is difficult."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."Our first speed dating event four years ago in London attracted over 150 professional Asian singles.