Asian cultural fetish refers to an obsession with Asian countries, traditional cultures, celebrities, pop cultures animations, music, etc. A related term is Asiaphile. Asian sexual fetish refers to non-Asian people with an exclusive sexual preference for Asian people. Specifically, the term usually refers to White men with an exclusive sexual preference for Asian women.
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You know the type: Left Desirability by age for women and men. Middle Desirability by ethnicity. Right Desirability by highest educational level completed. Science Advances Across all cities, every dater fell somewhere between a zero and th percentile for desirability, with the most desirable people in the top percentile. Desirability also varied by race and education.
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But it was also partially about me. During my teens and early 20s, I was vehemently against dating Asian guys. When friends tried to pair me up with the one Chinese guy in elementary school, as if we were meant to be because I was the only Chinese girl, I quickly became annoyed. I scoffed and walked away, irritated at the unspoken expectation that I should to stick to my own race. Now, I can see that I was surrounded by many, many problematic messages about the desirability of Asian men or lack thereof , which in turn led me to believe that they were socially awkward, passive, unattractive—and therefore not dateable.
My aunt and uncle, who live in Long Island, had gone there on an early date decades ago. My mom and her sister were visiting from out of town. None of them were of Asian descent, and yet almost immediately, the Asian jokes started: Asians are bad drivers.