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The Philippines ranks very high for gender equality.
Yes there are some areas in Asia, where gender roles are more traditional, but that doesn't mean the women are all doormats.
Statistically, Asian men rank lowest compared to other men when it comes to receiving matches and messages from women on dating sites.
While there are different theories for the reasoning, the clients I work with all agree with the premise of not being able to fit the hyper-masculine culture perpetuated by Western society.
I often hear that "women want rich men" though as a middle class Caucasian woman I don't find that to be true.
I (and others) bring so many presumptions about others into the search that it hampers the efforts. Unlike your first commenter, he did not dump me for an Asian. While both our parents were concerned about difficulties navigating 2 very different cultures, our Catholic values meant we had a large base of values in common and his experience growing up with a Buddhist mother and Catholic father gave him the knowledge of how to allow for differences while coming together.China has the most self made female billionaires in the world and more female engineers than the US.In Shanghai, the men do most of the cooking and housework.Women who have no Asian male friends or interactions are limited to societal and media portrayal of Asian men which isn't flattering.Remember, it was just January of this year when comedian Steve Harvey joked about how no one would want to date Asian men.