I reached out to half a dozen Chinese women, all with Western boyfriends and husbands, to find out more on their feelings towards their relationships as well as the challenges that come with it.
This is nowhere near a comprehensive study, but I enjoyed hearing what they had to say about their Western partners including the joys and challenges of the relationship.
The Parental Influence Like many Chinese parents, mine only expected the best – the best grades, the best schools, the best jobs, and the best husband who shared those same qualities.
As such, I always feared the chance of disapproval when my love interests deviated from that of dating the ideal Chinese doctor.
However, because of differences in cultural background and daily habits there are bound to be conflicting views in the relationship.
I have been in America for many years and have seen and heard many stories which underline the conflicting views and other unavoidable problems evident in relationships between Chinese women and American men.
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We’ve also heard the stories from the foreign man’s perspective about all the cultural differences and the interesting exchanges.
As a first generation Chinese American, I grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area, a major hub for multitudes of Asians and Asian Americans.
It was a decision born of racial pride, filial love and maybe a touch of hero-worship. My hopes were dashed when he took another girl, a blonde, to the sophomore Halloween dance.
Other than my brother and me, few Asians attended my high school. I was equally disappointed when my brother Jongsoo turned down Kaylee's invitation to the Sadie Hawkins dance.
y the age of ten I could picture my future husband.
He would be handsome, thoughtful, brilliant, strong and sing like an archangel, just like my father.
Here are some reasons why Chinese women are attracted to Western men: Almost all of the women I talked with said that they love that their men enjoy life.