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?
John Van Epp talks about when to walk away in correlation with his book "How to Avoid Falling in Love with a Jerk"
Kat LaPrairie reveals her experience having gender dysphoria, dealing with gender stereotypes and how the church has been a great help to get her.
Jamie Grace discusses not settling and waiting for the right person as well as how she found hope in her singleness.
Gary Thomas talks about how to tell if you're truly a good match with someone or if you're just infatuated by them.
Stay up to date with all our latest episodes featuring fresh, compelling topics and guests weekly!