Tips for dating a canadian
Of course, the increased popularity of internet romance means that simply logging in to a dating site is not going to be enough to make you stand out to promising matches.
Really succeeding in this area requires the right attitude and the right approach.
The recent post, "Catholic Men Should Be the Best Daters", refreshingly did not attempt to psychoanalyze our stilted romantic lives, but presented a simple and practical message: guys, just ask girls out.
So if you want to have a serious relationship with someone who is Asian (or African, or Middle Eastern, or Kryptonian - honestly, these tips will help any couple with a case of Culture Shock Love). Meet their friends first, before you meet their family members. Find the things you have in common - sports you both do, activities you both, a love of art / art galleries, and build upon that connection.
This is an important stepping stone in a relationship (any relationship). So for example if you are in Toronto and you both love visiting art galleries make a weekly effort to go many of Toronto's art galleries. This is something you do later, after the relationship is already serious and you are perhaps even living together. Don't assume that because they are Asian that they speak other Asian languages too - like asking a Japanese person if they also speak Korean or Chinese.
In my circles, the topic of Catholic dating comes up regularly or, more specifically, the topic of why there is often a lack of dating among young Catholics.
Everyone's an expert on where the blame should be placed: the hook-up culture, the hang-out culture, the so-called 'friend-zone', feminism, men being wimps, women taking the initiative instead, discernment dragging on, and the list continues.
And while I applaud the sentiment and hope good men will take Josh up on his challenge, I think an additional exhortation is in order: Catholic men, please be smart daters.