Today on the Heart of Dating Podcast, we are so excited to continue our compatibility series where we are choosing to challenge mindsets, preferences, and "types" and truly go into dating with the heart posture of letting God do the unexpected!
Today, we have decided to do something we haven’t done in quite a long time... and that's a roundtable! On this episode, we wanted to dive deep into a topic so many of you have suggested... and that's the topic of ethnic differences and racial stereotypes. To properly discuss this topic, we brought on 3 very good friends of ours who are of varying ethnic backgrounds and genders: Gareth Pon, a South African Asian man who is the creative director at Rosewood Creative, Abigail Ernisse, a Kenyan American woman and the founder of the Abolitionist Collective, and our very own Gabriella Aspuru, a hispanic woman with Colombian and Cuban roots who is the community and creative manager here at Heart of Dating!
What are some stereotypes in dating experiences that you have come across?
Is there hypersexualization you’ve experienced within your ethnicity that has affected dating for you?
Do you ever feel the need to adhere to the stereotypes that people put on you because of what is being assumed about you?
Have you experienced hypersexualization?
Research shows that Black women and Asian males have fared "the worst" on dating apps while Hispanic women have fared "the best". What has your personal experience on dating apps been?
What are your final nuggets of dating advice?
Matt discusses the 3 stages of dating and how to have fun in each season
Bianca talks about "acceptable stalking" how to date well without pressure, evaluation in dating and in yourself, how to prep for marriage, and more.
Angela and Carson tell their story of pursuing purity, waiting until marriage and how they met via a DM slide on Instagram
Kait & JJ discuss recognizing triggers and healing from trauma in a dating relationship and how it applied to their own journey.
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