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. Census Bureau, 40% of Asian females will marry a non-Asian male, whereas 20% of Asian males will marry a non-Asian female. 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.Multiple articles and studies discuss how cultural stereotypes of Asian men may make them less attractive to women of all races, including 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.In the book Freakonomics, one study showed that single Asians (male) had to make 7,000 more annually to receive the same response rate as White men on online dating sites. Asian males are not portrayed as masculine, whereas Asian females are stereotyped as submissive, exotic.” What gives?!After the controversial hip-hop artist’s comments hit the Web, fans of One Direction and Justin Bieber joined in mocking Lowe on Twitter and Instagram. An unfounded rumor that Lorde called those artists “ugly.” For the fans, criticizing Lorde’s boyfriend’s appearance has provided a means of retaliation.YEAR IN REVIEW: 10 tips for a better life from The Times' Op-Ed pages in 2013Although it might just look like another case of ordinary teen cyber-bullying, this backlash is also indicative of the lingering stigma against dating Asian men, fueled by prejudice and racial stereotyping.Typical comments called Lowe a “Chinese sort of Ostrich boyfriend” or a “ching chong boyfriend,” comparing him to Mao Tse-tung and Long Duk Dong from “Sixteen Candles.” One Twitter user quipped, “Come back to us when your boyfriend doesn’t look like PSY gone wrong.” Others left remarks hitting below the belt, as it were.In an item for Jezebel, Lindy West argued that it’s not just that James Lowe is ugly; it’s that their relationship violates the norms of what we expect from dating -- and what types of people we consider attractive.
White, black, yellow – really, one’s ethnicity shouldn’t make a difference as we are all part of the human race. However, keep in mind that there are certain cultural differences that come to play that shape a person’s mentality, values, ideas of what a relationship dynamic should look like, and subsequently, their behaviour.As a New Zealander I’m aware that NZ has a lot of bad stats too.In fact it was while looking into NZ heath stats that I decided to post this page. No, not the disease you can pick up when travelling to certain countries.I'm talking about when Caucasian men develop an acute sexual preference for East Asian women – even becoming a fetish, for some.NZ has some appalling health stats, and in many cases is the second worst developed nation, invariably behind America. citizen drinks more than 200 litres of soft drink each year.