Though this rather interesting concept dates back many centuries into our past, dating Asian women (or more specifically, the idea of dating an Asian women), has officially gone mainstream. Admittedly, I had to do a bit more research on this post than I did when I wrote '10 Myths About Dating An Asian Guy: Debunked' since a common thread links the two simply because of cultural ideas and misconceptions about Asian women as a whole. Interestingly enough, the opposite can be said about Asian women. They are readily pursued by a niche of men, both Asian and non-Asian who idolize the potential lifestyle that an Asian woman is stereotyped to bring to a relationship such as the traditional woman's role in the household (cooking, cleaning, taking care of children), a certain level of submissiveness as well as a number of other common cultural assumptions. But as an Asian female who was born and raised by immigrant parents in America, it is clear to me that these traditional stereotypes are extremely outdated and are still being kept in our society today despite the changes we're making as the next generation. It makes it difficult to truly embrace the dating game when these myths and stereotypes are portrayed this way even in today's social media and pop culture. In response to this, here are ten common myths about Asian women and their truths based on my experience as one of them:
We've all been there before: you answered the questions, wrote a little bit about yourself in the profile section, posted it online with the cutest selfie you could find, and despite the vast amount of lonely emotions that are swimming in your chest, you're debating about whether or not it might be a good idea to reply to smooth_operator69.The good news is that if online dating doesn't seem to be working for you just yet, you're not alone. More than one-third of all people who use online dating sites have never actually gone on a date with someone they met online. But if that means that two-thirds of online daters are in fact, getting dates and going out with other single online daters, then why isn't your photo of your adorable chihuahua not bringing in more suitable candidates who like dogs into your DMs?! The reality is: people are out looking, and if you’re single, the dating market is at its prime. The question is: do you have a dating profile that’s up for the challenge? Here are some tips on how to create the perfect online dating profile:
I should probably start this by prefacing that there are many stereotypes about Asian guys and girls as a whole that are both viable and outlandish, all at the same time. There are also loads of other articles out there about how the cultural upbringing of Asian men might make them less attractive to women in general—even Asian women. Sure, Asian men are generally stereotyped as less masculine, portrayed to show more emotions, and be a bit gentler than the men of other cultures, while Asian women are generally stereotyped to be quiet, exotic, and cute. But Asians are by far not a "weak" culture...so what's the real deal with these stereotypes?!
Every young girl has a moment in their lives when the boy she can't stop thinking about calls her very occasionally, spends more time with his friends than with her, and shows very minimal interest. He leaves his hair in a messy mop and acts aloof most of the time, even around his own peers. But whatever prepubescent science it was that kept us wanting more eventually defined us as girls: we were attracted to bad boys.
As I type this, I am: writing an email, next week's list of things to do, scheduling the staff meeting this afternoon and writing this post all at once, and I wonder for a second if it is an appropriate time for my third cup of tea. It is 1:58 PM in the afternoon on Valentine's Day and no one in my office has received any midday roses yet.
When I discovered puppucinos for the first time, I was flabbergasted. Coffee for dogs, whaat?! There is no way caffeinated bean water is good for my pup, I thought to myself. I can barely make it through a cup of coffee on my own (tea drinker, sorry) and suddenly it was supposed to be trendy to give that stuff to my dog? Of course, I later learned that a puppucino was really just a bit of sugar and whipped cream which of course, I then consulted the internet to find out if it really was OK to give straight whipped cream to my dog. It was in this, unscientifically-biased search that I found the internet as conflicted about this situation as a bunch of parents debating about if they should feed their child McDonalds hamburgers.