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Photos: CFPHowever, the opposite - a foreign male with a Chinese wife or, even more likely, multiple local girlfriends - has become common to the point of cliché.It is estimated that approximately 4 percent of all annual marriages in China were intercultural, according to the country's statistical yearbook.White men or light skinned men command more respect in Asia. The idea of dating or marrying a Chinese man never really crossed my mind before I first came to China in 1999.
In essence, they find this world of online dating extremely limiting because of the limits placed on them by America's standard of beauty.
If you’re an above-average looking white male (5″10 of course), chances are you will get a smile here and some eye contact there. Call it a “Preference”Things are equally frustrating for the Asian men when it comes to online dating.
In my experience (back in the day), 90% of the Asian and 100% of the white women stated “Caucasian” as their preference.
I assumed they weren’t dating material for me, and I wasn’t alone.
An American man who had once taught in China famously told me, “You don’t have to worry about the students falling in love with you.” It made sense to me.
Unfortunately, this kind of gender racism will continue unless we see Asian men in leading romantic roles.