Dating an asian
After a fittingly awkward goodbye, I never saw that man (or, concerningly, his website) again, but the unusual encounter stayed with me.
I'm in a relationship now, and my partner is white.A little taken aback, we told him we weren't together but had friends that might fit the bill."Oh, sorry," I remember him saying."I only take photos of interracial couples with an Asian guy and a white girl."He wasn't Asian himself, and I wasn't sure if that made things more or less weird.Now that I live in the diverse city of Los Angeles, I feel it would be silly to only seek out one particular race.It’s taken years for me to unlearn internalized racism, which at one point, made me hate myself for being Chinese.I too have dated men of various races and backgrounds.
I’m open to dating anyone, so long as I’m attracted to them and they don’t fetishize me.
I talk about how these experiences have shaped me into who I am today and how I always want to be more connected to my roots.
Once I trust someone, I open up about my background and life as a Chinese-American woman.
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The individual pictured is a model and the image is being used for illustrative purposes only. He’s heard that Asian parents can be strict and disapproving. cities found that Asian women and white men are considered “the most desirable potential mates” when it comes to online dating sites.
My first relationship was with a Western girl when I was growing up in Perth, and I never felt like my race was a factor in how it started or ended.