Others claim that it’s a harmless preference on the basis of physical appearance, no different than a preference for blondes or girls with tattoos.
Unfortunately, neither of these answers is correct.
I hadn’t been on Tinder for long before I realized something was wrong: Hardly anyone was reciprocating my interest. None of my close friends, many of whom relied exclusively on the dating app to meet singles, seemed to be encountering this problem. Was there a grammatical error in my personal statement? What they found was that users placed a premium on members of their own race.
In 2009, Ok Trends, the research arm of the dating website Ok Cupid, parsed user data to determine racial preferences in online dating.
Obviously, Asian women are simply not any more docile or submissive than any other ethnicity.
It is egregiously misguided to assume that an entire ethnicity of women has one set of personality traits, and the fact that some men actually believe this reflects the limited experience they’ve had with real-life Asian women.
But in many of his photos, he is accompanied by Asian women.“Yes, he has yellow fever,” my friend confirms.
That’s because ethnicity is more than just physical appearance.
Being Asian means that when I meet someone for the first time, they ask me where I’m from—“New York”—no, where I’m really from.
Being Asian means that men compliment me by calling me exotic.
So go ahead; pursue all the Asian women you want, so long as you understand the long and complex history of exploitation that used to shape your attraction to us.
The CDC tells me that yellow fever is incurable; however, with the proper treatment, it can be managed for the rest of your life.