Going out on dates can be stressful enough, but dating someone with a different cultural background can be filled with unspoken rules and pitfalls. This certainly applies to dating Asian women who come from unique backgrounds but have some aspect of culture, especially around dating, in common. Without further ado, here is everything you should know about dating an Asian woman.
You’re Dating Her Parents, Too
Not literally, of course. However, you have to be aware of the fact that many Asian women live with their parents until they are married. You are going to be picking her up and dropping her off from home after any date and that can make things a little awkward for public displays of affection. Make sure that you always make a good impression by dressing nice, being polite, and treating your date right or don’t even bother asking her out!
There’s a Small Chance of Meeting in a Bar
From a scientific standpoint, it doesn’t take much for Asian people to get plastered compared with most other people. For that reason alone, you probably aren’t going to find Asian women out at the bars if you’re looking to date. Instead, your best bet for Asian dating is to try to find a woman online. Aside from being able to find the greatest numbers of people and varieties in terms of culture, it’s a much faster and easier way to date.
You’re Going to be Tested by the Family
Asian women tend to be really close with their families, so you can count on being introduced early and often. The family will likely be kind to you, but they aren’t going to like you right away. You’re going to have to earn their trust and that means passing some tests. You better have an idea of what you’re doing in life as well as good answers for how to treat your date. Most importantly, you need to ask your date what she thinks you need to know before meeting the family. Pay attention and be a gentleman and the family will come around!
Expect to Play Second Fiddle to Parts of Her Life
Asian women are expected to take on a lot of academics and hobbies from the time that they are young. Whether it is work, school, or a secondary pastime, the chances are that she is going to have a lot happening in her life. Don’t expect to be able to waltz into her life and become the most important thing. Over time, you’ll become a significant fixture of her life, but it’s always better if you take an interest in what she’s doing and become a part of it!
Don’t Even Joke about Her Weight (Or Anything Physical)
Asian moms can be very tough and demanding on their daughters with a tendency to nitpick about their physical appearance. As a result, a lot of Asian women are very sensitive about every part of their appearance. So you want to keep those jokes about her hair or weight to yourself if you know what’s good for you. You’ll keep her happy and set yourself up as being different than her family, and that’s a good thing!
As you can see, it can be a bit of a minefield to date an Asian woman for the first time. After all, there are so many different little things that you need to know to be successful. With these basics in mind, you’ll be in a very good position to keep your date happy and satisfied. Make sure that you always ask questions before making a comment or move that you’ll regret; most people are happy to answer questions about their culture!