When it came to be my turn, there a resounding consensus that no, I would not end up with an Asian guy. It has me fairly conflicted. Within these sentiments are underlying assumptions about white culture, Asian culture and preferences. On the one hand, I understand that people mean that I am a strong-minded, opinionated, fiery woman. This is true.
Things to Consider Before Dating in Taiwan
Dating in Taiwan: Things to Consider Before Dating in Taiwan
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The most striking thing about expat culture in Taiwan is seen in relationships. But, I suspect the perceived higher social status of Western women and the big, black omnipresent beast that is Chinese patriarchy both play a role. Although patriarchy creates real concerns for women dating in Taiwan or anywhere on earth , my intention is not to discourage foreign women from dating Taiwanese men. Here are some considerations to keep in mind before venturing into the little-chartered territory of multicultural dating in Taiwan. Women in Chinese societies occupy a lower social status than men.
WHEN she was a philosophy student at Harvard College eight years ago, Liane Young never thought twice about all the interracial couples who flitted across campus, arm and arm, hand in hand. Most of her Asian friends had white boyfriends or girlfriends. In her social circles, it was simply the way of the world.