When Iona Yeung's relationship broke down in 2013, and the then 31-year-old found herself unexpectedly single, she quickly went into panic mode.'I would wake up in the middle of the night scared and anxious that I wouldn't ever meet anyone again,' Ms Yeung, from Sydney, told Daily Mail Australia.'When you see your friends getting married all around you, it can be easy to panic and feel like you're getting left behind.'Instead, the now 34-year-old started a blog - 30 Ever After - to document her 'fears' about being single again and trying to date.
Three years later, Ms Yeung is a qualified relationship coach for single women, as well as an expert in all things relationships.
When I was in my mid-20s, I wanted a guy who drove a nice car and who could afford to take me to a fancy restaurant.
I'm a minority, and women say they are open to interracial relationships, but after a few dates, that changes. It has made dating challenging, because it's harder to schedule time to meet someone.
I know some black men who have had success on Blackpeoplemeet.com, but I have not tried that. It's also a turn-off for some girls; they don't want to date someone who will be away so much.
I started up this long-distance flirtation because it seems like women in Minneapolis are not looking for long-term relationships.
Many of them are overly career-driven, or have a plan to get married later in life and have children later (or do not want children).