Dating tips for asian males
So, I decided to start a long overdue conversation with other Asian men, to find out if I was alone in my anxieties."There's always this subtle pressure to fit in and assimilate, and when I was growing up, I thought the best way to assimilate was to date a white person," he says.
I identified with Western values over my birth country of Singapore in almost every aspect of my life but food (rice At the time, I rarely felt that assumptions were made about me based on my ethnicity, but things changed when I moved to Melbourne for university.
For Melbourne-based hip-hop artist Jay Kim, this approach to dating is understandable, but not without its problems."I don't think that the single act of dating a white woman should ever be seen as an accomplishment," he says.
"[But] the whole idea of an achievement can come from this feeling of …
"What that did was form this expectation in my mind that …
it was just out of experimentation and out of trying new things, as opposed to me being really attracted to or desired," he says.