…a Japanese mother…had married her college sweetheart, the veritable big man of campus, and who was Caucasian.
She has 3 sons, two of them who looked white and had no confidence and social issues. But her third and youngest son, 14 years old, looked the most Asian and was the shyest, least confident and least outgoing of her sons.
Of course, cultural stereotypes are mere generalizations and don’t apply to every man of his own ethnicity, but, moreover, I find it very close-minded when someone looks down upon an ethnicity.Here we have a translated article on that exact perspective from a female Chinese journalist dishing the dirt (spoiler alert: it’s not that dirty) on the unavoidable conflict when Chinese women and American men date.The story of the happily married Chinese woman and American man has been told many times before.However, because of differences in cultural background and daily habits there are bound to be conflicting views in the relationship.I have been in America for many years and have seen and heard many stories which underline the conflicting views and other unavoidable problems evident in relationships between Chinese women and American men.Using a foundation of social exchange theory, the analyses illustrate the differences between the dating attitudes and expectations of Chinese women and men.Per traditional expectations, both sexes place a low priority on sexual behaviors, yet more progressive attitudes and behaviors are also evident.In these stories, the two are romantic and blissful.Many believe romantic relationships between Chinese and Americans to be harmonious and happy for both partners.Coming from a more traditional background, I completely understand why someone wouldn’t prefer interracial dating, and even be completely against it.However, I think it’s best to not only be well-aware of cultural values/lifestyles, but to also formulate our opinions of …social harmony is sexual suicide in Anglo countries (UK, Australia, USA, New Zealand, Canada).Dating and romantic relationships are a normal, yet essential, part of life during the adolescent and early adult years.Beyond the basic desires which most individuals experience during this time, researchers have noted the relative significance of dating, not only for individuals but also for societies."And also the longer you stay in the United States, the more acceptable you are to dating multiple people at the same time." Between May 29 and June 23, 2Red Beans polled Chinese living in the United States, Canada, England and France, among other countries, to learn their views on topics like romance and dating.