Top collage: Marta Parszeniew. I once asked my first boyfriend what his friends thought about me. Apparently they were amused that he was dating a Chinese girl, and teased him about "riding her like a Kawasaki. Growing up in New Zealand, I often grappled with being different. I never believed in Santa and rice was my go-to starch.
‘Asian Girls Are Tighter’: Dispelling the Myth of Vagina Size
What is it about white men that Asian girls are so drawn to over men of their own ethnicity? Since Asian girls are on a never-ending quest to be as cute as possible, a tall man that emphasizes their petiteness when he walks next to them is a total plus. White men will talk to a pretty Asian girl at a bar. Do you have any advice?
'Yellow fever' fetish: Why do so many white men want to date a Chinese woman?
A look at how Chinese culture has responded to an ugly stereotype. Dating dynamics are always interesting to observe, especially the variances in how different cultures or people in different locations perceive certain behaviors or unwritten rules. This was a subject that interested me because it has come up in many personal discussions with friends both in and out of China and of varying cultural backgrounds. I had a lunchtime discussion with another self-media personality — someone intimately engaged in the world of Chinese social media — on the cultural weight and importance of this topic.
Journals Sophia's World. These stereotypes absolutely exist, and they are harmful. For me, it hits close to home. Conversations about racial stereotypes might not pop up in certain social circles in America, but they do in mine. Plus, I am a Korean American woman dating a blond, blue-eyed, German-blooded man born and raised in North Dakota to a baseball-obsessed, Baptist, Republican family.