Why are couples of Western women and Chinese men -- such as me and my husband -- so rare? My heart melted at that first sight of his big sesame-oil brown eyes. And I as I came to know him better, he didn't disappoint me. He always opened doors for me and wouldn't leave my side until he escorted me all the way to the entrance to my apartment.
I’m a white guy who dates Asian girls—but I don’t have 'yellow fever'
Why your "thing" for Asian women is not a compliment
In my life, I've often encountered a certain type of Western guy who was attracted to Asian women. He tended to be older, white and yes, creepy. I wanted to know why, so I set out to make a documentary. I'm also creating a companion project, " They're All So Beautiful ," an online video series and forum to discuss the nuances of race, romance and " yellow fever. Though the concept dates back centuries, dating Asian women, or, more accurately, the idea of dating Asian women, has officially gone mainstream. While I spoke to a lot of aging white men, I also spoke with young hipsters, black men and Latinos who desire Asian women.
It is no secret that there is a fair amount of fornicating between white America men and Asian women and there are no signs of this trend slowing down. This image has to stop. While it is true there are old white, Western guys who take on younger brides from the less developed parts of China, Thailand, and the Philippines, this certainly is not the norm. Just spend some time at an American university and you will see a lot of young white guys holding hands with Japanese, Korean or Chinese girls.