"Whenever I arrive at the airport in America, the first thing I notice is our men, how handsome and how tall they are," one of my white female colleagues mentioned over lunch."I'll just stare at them for hours, as if I was Chinese and had never seen a foreign man before in my life." At least that woman wasn't as blunt as another colleague, who used to bicycle with me through the streets of Zhengzhou.
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You probably know by now that having an Asian girlfriend is a rite of passage for all white men.
"Date an Asian chick" has become akin to "Go skydiving" or "Live in New York" in the veritable white guy bucket list.
The experience of being in a foreign country and culture somehow liberated us from our usual American expectations for men and dating itself. We could even reinvent ourselves and what it meant to be in love with someone.
It seemed natural and normal to do the same in China.