Indeed, in 1980 interracial marriage was fairly rare in the United States, with only 7% of all marriages occurring between people of different races.
Thirty years ago, nailing an Asian chick was a consolation prize for a white guy who struck out with his own kind.But is it true that it’s ESPECIALLY hard for you to ? If you’re anything like most Asian guys, you probably believe it is.Somewhere through your childhood, you had some bad expereince where a white woman turned you down, VICIOUSLY stomped all over your heart and you’ve been scarred from that moment onwards.Of course, dating an Asian girl is very different from dating your typical Nancy or Betty.So, in order to snag yourself a Mulan, I present to you a White Man's Guide to Dating Asian Girls.Yes, we all implicitly know what's going on here -- why else did America go to war in two Asian countries last century? Us girls all like to pretend that we're your first Far East foray.STEP THREE: The Relationship If you get to the point now where you're dating an Asian girl, you better understand where she's coming from.These depictions run counter to what society tells us women want: someone confident, tall, dark and handsome."Women think we have a masculinity that's maligned and marginalized," said my friend Jubin Kwon, a Korean-American who grew up in the predominantly white town of Lexington, Mass."There's also this idea of relative invisibility, but that applies to all Asian-Americans."Given the constant stereotyping Asian-American men face in the media, Asian-American men approaching non-Asian women often either feel an unnecessary burden to prove themselves against Asian stereotypes or keep to themselves in fear of rejection.This trend, popularly dubbed "yellow fever," is not a new phenomenon, springing instead from an attraction to what some observers say is the exotic appeal of Asian women, and a self-indulging fantasy of being with women who are seen as docile and submissive.While Asian women seem to be in high demand, Asian men do not.