The other day, you told me how people constantly ask you, “Why would you date Chinese men?” You sounded tired of it.
I cried for hours. Every time I thought about him, my eyes watered and I had to swallow the pain I felt deep in my chest. I know I can only blame myself.
I could feel your heartbreak in the messages you sent to me. I know what it’s like. I’ve had Asian boyfriends break up with me out of the blue.
Is the interracial dating scene friendlier to Asian men when you leave the Anglosphere, the English-speaking world?
I had a weakness for white girls that looked cute and innocent, like the kind you’d bake cookies with. When I met Cheerio girl, my brain basically exploded.
Two events I’ve heard about recently have something in common — the idea of people who feel like they own the opposite sex of their race or culture.
Interview with Yuta Aoki on “There’s Something I Want to Tell You: True Stories of Mixed Dating in Japan”
Yuta Aoki’s new book shares the stories of 15 different people spanning 8 nationalities who dated Japanese locals, and explores the cultural dynamics.
“I’ve given some thought as to why I assumed I’d never find a man to date in China, an assumption that many western women living in Asia seem to make.”
Yes, when you choose to date outside the lines, even your breakup attracts a level of scrutiny that nobody should have to endure.
3 Challenging Things About Meeting the Parents for People in Intercultural/Interracial Relationships
Here are three things that I’ve found challenging about meeting the parents and family in intercultural and international relationships.