DEPT The Market
Issue Spring 2013
Author Paul Nakayama
￼In an age where “check her out” means online and not from across ￼the room, columnist Paul Nakayama wonders if internet pre-screening makes for better and more efficient dating.
A lot’s changed in the dating scene in the 10 years I’ve been with Audrey Magazine. I was recently re- minded of how much that is true when my editors asked me if guys also engaged in Internet stalking, particularly prior to going on a date. I remember this little website called Asian Avenue where all of a sudden there was this tremendous pool of girls you could potentially date. I say “potentially” because there’s also this little thing called probability and the chances are that more girls just mean more “no’s.” But back then, if you put a person’s name in a search field, you didn’t get much. Whatever a girl wanted you to know, she herself had to plant. It was a tenuous representation at best and a case of Catfish usually. I mean, if you wanted to see some photos, you usually had to sift through fuzzy misrepresentations that had a lot of shadows or a conspicuous amount of floor plants covering her face. Or maybe it was just me, and I just happened to get IM’ed by girls that admired the style of Bigfoot photos. These days, it’s a wholly different battlefield.
After years of putting out heartwarming (and heartbreaking) videos, the boys of Wong Fu Productions find that they have run out of ideas. But don’t panic- Ted, Wes, and Phil decide to go on a camping trip to help stir up some ideas. The result? A flash back overload. See if you can put it all together:
Dept The Market
Issue Fall 2012
Hed: Here Goes Nothing
Ever wonder what you’d find on an online dating site? Pervs, fetishists … the boy next door? One Asian American woman does the (dirty) work for us in our inaugural O.D.D. (Online Dating Diary) column.
Online dating can be a daunting experience for both men and women, and even more specifically for an Asian American woman. Some may argue that Asian American women have it easy because they tend to
receive the most number of messages on online dating sites, but having X number of suitors does not necessarily make the experience any easier or better.
I’ve tried online dating before — for a whole week — before permanently deleting my account after receiving little more than creepy (and sometimes downright revolting) messages from various men on the site. At one point, a guy I had grown to trust a bit made a complete 180 — from a seemingly nice guy to one who confessed how much he liked to masturbate to my picture.
We’re big on social media here at Audrey – and Instagram is no exception. Check out some of our favorite asian celebrities/personalities on Instagram! (You never know if your favorite celebrity is on it!)
HOW THE INTERNET CHANGED MY SEX LIFE: Paul Nakayama found that bitching about the woes of online dating was the key to his success. For Lena Chen, author of the blog Sex and the Ivy, the Internet is a less-than-desirable hunting ground.
ISSUE: FALL 2011
DEPT: The Awful Truth
STORY: Paul Nakayama and Lena Chen
PHOTO: Audrey Cho
My editor asked me, “How did the Internet change your sex life?”
“It gave me one?” I replied. Never mind that she didn’t laugh. It was sort of true what I said, but it’s not the whole truth. Now, I’m not talking about learning some power moves from on- line porn and changing my sex life that way (though that’s cool, too). I’m talking about how it became a conduit for getting more dates.
From cult status as co-host of G4’s Attack of the Show, to prime-time star on NBC’s Perfect Couples and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, modern day Wonder Woman Olivia Munn has transformed from geek goddess to the new thinking man’s woman.
ISSUE: Spring 2011
DEPT: Cover Feature
Photographer Emily Shur
Wardrobe Monica Schweiger, monicaschweiger.com
Styling assistant Victoria Collins
Hair Jonathan Hanousek for Exclusive Artists/Kerastase
Makeup Amy Oresman
Location Pete’s Studio, Los Angeles, CA
Story Janice Jann