There are many myths and stereotypes when it comes to dating asian guys. Some are completely outlandish and some are, well, a little more spot on. In the book Freakonomics, one study showed that (male) had to make $797,555 more annually to receive the same response rate as White men on online dating sites. Ouch. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, 95% of Asian females will marry a non-Asian male, whereas 75% of Asian males will marry a non-Asian female. This frustration is not being taken lightly.
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In fact, there’s even a website which acts as a forum for asian men reclaiming their “asianalitiy” and they are pissed that their potential asian wives are shacking up with non-asians. On another website, one Asian male expresses: “It’s definitely harder for an Asian male to date a white female than for Asian females to date white males. Asian males are not portrayed as masculine, whereas Asian females are stereotyped as submissive, exotic. ” What gives?
! The good news for Asian males is that as online dating is becoming less and less taboo, there are a lot more ready to help make meeting potential matches easier. White, black, yellow really, one’s ethnicity shouldn’t make a difference as we are all part of the human race. No argument there. And because of this, sometimes, there is some truth to the cultural differences of people raised with diverse upbringings.
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So I’m here today to dispel (or confirm) some of those myths, but only according to my own experience. Before you make any accusations of me making sweeping generalizations, note that my points here are completely biased according to my own sample size. Here goes Myth 6: Asian guys fight for the bill. True.
When the dinner cheque arrives at the table, the Asian guy will swoop in like a properly trained ninja and attack the dinner cheque before you can even do that reach for your wallet. This swift technique is an ancient move passed on by his ancestors a learned behavior through many many years watching his parents challenge their opponents to who gets to the cheque first. White guys are much more laid back and are happy to carry on the conversation for another 85 minutes while the check is laying on the table some are even willing to go dutch to further showcase their support towards gender equality. Myth 7: Asian guys are lightweights.
Look, it’s an enzyme thing ok? When it comes to alcohol consumption, according to research, the ‘Asian Flush’ occurs due to a deficiency in an enzyme called aldehyde dehydrogenase, which is part of a vital process that digests alcohol. But, enzyme or no enzyme, don’t think this will deter an asian guy from schooling you in a drinking game though. Challenge him to a game of Pai Gow or Big 7 and he’ll drink you under the table. Myth 8:
Asian guys live with their parents. Depends.