“There are so many silly cliches regarding Asian men and their supposedly weak masculinity and effeminate manners. Such rubbish. Let me tell you this straight: Asian men are sexy as hell. They are also caring, respectful and trustworthy, for the matter. They can be the best partners in the world. You just need to look beyond the stereotype.
As a Western woman dating an Asian man, I saw my relationship questioned one too many times in not-so-sensible ways. For some reason that I can’t seem to grasp, some people feel entitled to inquire about my attraction to my boyfriend, as a Western woman falling in love with an Asian man was such an odd and inexplicable event that requires further investigation. At the same time though, a Western man dating an Asian woman is perfectly ok. WTF?!
I used to take offense at these rude statements and awkward situations, but I eventually understood that some people are so stuck with these silly cliches simply because they never knew any better. Most people back in the Western world never travelled to Asia, let alone actually living there, therefore their idea about Asia and Asian people is often times very skewed.