Dating : men, how do you view Asian women, specifically in regards to attraction/dating?
For some context, I’m Asian American girl in college. I was born and raised in a large American city; my parents are immigrants and while I’m still proud of and connected to my ethnicity, it’s no surprise that I feel American more than anything. Being Asian, specifically being an Asian woman with stereotypical Asian features (im small/short, thin, dark hair, dark almond shaped eyes) has definitely affected the way some men perceive me.
I’ve had my fair share of uncomfortable comments from men, but the ones regarding my race weird me out the most, regardless of whether they were meant to be harmful or they were innocent. I don’t think there is anything wrong with racial or physical preferences, I can’t control what I’m attracted to and don’t expect anyone else to. But whenever I hear a guy tell me he likes Asian girls, there’s always a part of me that wonders if its purely because of the way they look (which is fine) or if it’s because the stereotypes revolving Asian women (think that one scene in Full Metal Jacket lol)
I don’t think my race has hindered my love life at all and I’ve never had trouble with men in general, the purpose of this post isn’t to complain or feel sorry for myself because I don’t. I want to hear your honest thoughts about how you view Asian women; if you’re attracted to them, why? is it purely because you like their features or is it because you, on some level, whether its conscious or not, see them as what they are stereotyped as? What is the appeal about Asian women and why are they so sexualized in media?