Stereotypes Parental concerns aren’t the only factors that influence relationships, but stereotypes brought on by the American media also fall into play.
As an Asian American woman, sometimes I too fall into the trap of labeling Asian men as passive.
The importance of family, honor, and hard work are reflected in all aspects of life, including romantic relationships and dating.
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.
Even after trying to ignore parental pressure and their sometimes unreasonable requirements, many of these qualifications are still ingrained in me and my generation alike.
Just like my parents, financial stability and a respectable career are basic prerequisites that seem to unconsciously take precedence over many other traits in younger generations.
He was more of a gentleman toward me than any other man I had ever known.
Sharing in traditions, food, and basic upbringing and values can decrease points of conflict that may otherwise arise.
There are dozens of ethnic groups, each with their own dialect, spread throughout the different regions of the United States.
Despite descending from a country so massive, people with Chinese heritage still share a common culture and value system that rings true with many other Asian cultures.
On the other hand, some men might wishfully believe that Asian women are submissive and will cater to their every need and want.
These are all blatant generalizations, and these social biases are often untrue.