I think it’s high time we address the pink (Ooh probably Asian!
) elephant in the room: I’m an Asian American young woman living in United States, which means I get hit on VERY often with racial pick up lines.
Once upon a time I complained to an ex about this, he said he totally understood where I’m coming from but explained to me that these guys are just sleazy creepers who will say dumbass things to any woman. And just letting you know, I’m just really into super white guys.” I have lost count of how many strangers have walked up to me and say “You know, my ex was Asian” thinking that would just really turn me on.
Don't be shocked when your girlfriend starts force feeding you way more vegetables than you're used to or when her parents start making you drink Chinese herbal tea..God forbid, Chinese medicine.
You better be in school for (or already in) accounting, marketing, finance, medicine, or law. Whether it's Cantonese, Mandarin or some other Chinese dialect, you might have to start taking some lessons or asking your girl for some basic phrases. Your girl most likely went to UBC or SFU or studied abroad, and chances are she did very well.
And if not, hopefully they'll slowly warm up to you. Not that they can't speak English, but Chinese parents almost always want to be able to talk to their potential in-laws in their mother Korean, Japanese or TVB dramas, taking your shoes off and wearing slippers in the house - the Chinese do a lot of things differently than other cultures and vice versa. And now she's probably killing it in life, making moves to further herself in her work.
A lot of you reading this right now might assume that I heard such ignorance only from white American guys. Some “people of my kind” who are males don’t necessarily come up with anything less stupid. I only look like this other Asian female because that’s my cousin who’s related to me, by blood.
And we happened to have similar haircuts due to shared good taste, which might be hereditary.Unfortunately, this kind of gender racism will continue unless we see Asian men in leading romantic roles.