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The thing is, Western women raised in America and Asian girls raised in Asia are NOT the same thing.Instead of learning one way to approach and date that works on the majority of Western girls and Asian girls in America, I had to learn two different strategies.My mother was born and raised in Taiwan to Taiwanese parents. These days, I’m an expat (an expatriate is a person temporarily or permanently residing in a country and culture other than that of the person’s upbringing) living in Thailand and teaching in countries like China, Singapore, and Malyasia.And in cities like Shanghai, Hong Kong, Beijing, Bangkok, and Chiang Mai, they are a notorious paradise for Western men who have a serious case of yellow fever and are literally shopping for Asian girls. Ironically, here in Asia I find it easier dating Western girls.Culturally speaking, most Asian girls are wary of strangers.Sure, if you’re a stranger selling things in the floating market outside of Bangkok, Asian girls will ask you the price, but if you randomly walk up to an Asian girl in the streets of China, be prepared for a negative reaction (unless you’re white, white men have immunity here, but I’m an Asian guy and I get looked at like I’m a ranting homeless guy).Being in Thailand and Shanghai makes things ten times harder as an Asian guy who has a weakness for Western women. The dating scene I know and love is so radically different from what it’s like to date in Thailand and Shanghai that I had a serious learning curve when I made the move.
If you didn’t already know, I’m Chinese by ethnicity, American by nationality, Asian-American by culture and Taiwanese by heritage.Confusing, I know, like most Asian-Americans, it took me years to figure out what the difference was between race, ethnicity, heritage, and nationality.