in China, I found the sexiest men that I’d ever known. It took crossing an entire ocean to realize that my assumptions about dating in China were a lie.
“The nuclear secrets. I know you came here to steal from us…. You’re Chinese, I know you are,” he says quietly, triumphantly, like he’s got me checkmated.
“If someone had to tell me twenty years ago that I would be living in Taiwan and married to a Taiwanese man, I would have laughed in their face…”
White Canadian Alexandra thought all of the ignorant comments about her marriage to a South Indian man would end once they had a child. But they didn’t.
“I hope my Chinese boyfriend will someday…find a way to accept that his girlfriend’s income will probably always be more stable than his.”
An anonymous Chinese man writes, “We became an office tryst. Nobody knew what was going on between us. I liked the fact that secrecy added fire to our sex.”
Shannon Young writes, “He was an opportunity for a real live English romance, my very own Mr. Darcy, except…talkative—and half Chinese.”
“Is he your foreign exchange student?” When you’re a white woman who looks older than her Asian husband
A cashier in America once mistook my Chinese husband for a foreign exchange student I was hosting — suggesting I looked too old to be his wife.
Guest Post: “Am I in the ‘Wrong’ AMWF Relationship?” How a Woman Who Loved China Fell for a Korean man
“I was worried because he was Korean, while I was passionate about China…. I kept asking myself, ‘Why do I have to fall in love with a Korean man?'”
“He once left me sobbing on a hotel chaise lounge, naked and overlooking the Hong Kong skyline…this was what it was like…to become an artist’s mistress”