28 September 2005
Secret Asian man
I thought I complained a lot about the horrors of the dating scene. [You do.ed. Shuddup.] Jacqueline Passey has an interesting bit about the romantic gripes of the Asian male:
I'd vaguely heard of complaints about interracial dating regarding white women "stealing" black men and white men "stealing" Asian women before, but I didn't realize just how heartbroken and bitter many Asian men felt about this.
And they don't score with the white girls, either, says one fellow:
"It boils down to the fact that most white girls don't even think about Asian men when they picture a 'datable' guy. The Asian guy they know is a nice guy, is polite, can help them with their math homework but is never somebody they would fantasize about wining and dining them."
Jacqueline (who incidentally is dating an Asian guy) says:
At this point I realized just how much my teenage boy-like taste in movies has probably warped my brain when it comes to stereotyping Asian men because when I think "Asian guy" I don't think "nice, polite, math tutor" I think hot, built, ass-kicking kung fu movie star.
The one Asian guy I know best he worked at 42nd and Treadmill for some years is definitely closer to the hot, built, ass-kicking side of the scale. (I have no doubt he could kick my ass.) We won't discuss his math skills.
Somehow, things like this make me feel better; being rejected by everyone suggests a refreshing lack of racial considerations.Posted at 12:10 PM to Table for One