I actually read all of the posts. It is so funny to see all the views and opinions. I'll tell you a short story of two of my students (learning English in Canada). The beautiful girl (BG) was from Mexico and the average rich spoiled (ARS)
guy was from Korea. We, as a class/school, did many things and went to many places. I never forget those/these happy days with my students. I am middle-aged and yearn for the love these two kids had for about a year. They were inseparable. We never found them alone, except in their beds.
It was about wintertime when many close friends and classmates were invited to another rich Korean guy's house for his birthday party. During the conversations, when all the machos (too many contries to mention) were drinking themselves to death
, we learned (somebody was inconsiderate and said) that the ARS had booked his plane ticket and was leaving in 2 weeks. Poor BG didn't know anything and learned about it in that party. She was devastated and didn't talk to anyone and left the party alone in the middle of the night.
2 girls, one Japanese and another Mexican, followed and accompanied her to her own place. We knew that ARS's study visa was up in a month, but everybody was in a deep shock and the party was really spoiled. We never realized that their pure love and innocent relationship would fall apart so easily. BG never talked to that jerk again, and she is now back in Mexico happily married to a Mexican guy and has a beautiful son.
I never asked but I was told that the ARS's parents were calling him home and had threatened to cancel his credit cards, which were his lifelines in Canada. This story doesn't mean that all interracial relationships fail/work. I just told a story that I was witnessed for a year. You be the judge of that.
Closely related to the story above, there's a point that nobody mentioned in this thread. What if one of any couple lacks language skills and can’t understand the other person completely? In that case all that was talked about in this thread is questionable. I don't think that relationship will really work for the best of the couple. I personally value any person as "one" human being, and not as an entity from a race or a culture. Any relationship requires deep mutual understanding, honesty, and respect from both sides. Please don't base relationships, or for that matter marriage, on racial or trivial issues such as blood type or etc. Let's not forget that life is too short, and it is very important to have the best possible partnership one couple can have in that short time.
If you pay more attention to some of the new dramas, the scriptwriters are trying to inject the new ideas (interracial marriages or unfavorable/unwanted person to the parents), and also make the acceptance of these new facts easier for the older generations through the drama series.
I wouldn't categorize the issue of white/other males liking Asian females as FETISH. If one looks in the dictionary, fetish has a different meaning and most of the time misguides the audience. Shouldn't we call it a desire/interest? I have had that desire and most of my friends are Asians. I am from a Turk origin and luckily that covers a very large and wide area, from west China to the border of Greece. Most of my Asian male/female students (Korean, Japanese, and recently Chinese) have had more interaction with me, perhaps because our cultures are somewhat closer than to those of the West. Some single females have shown interest in being my gf, but after several unfruitful/short relationships/dates, I came to a simple conclusion that I can't marry an Asian girl/woman because she is beautiful or she likes me. I just have a much better understanding of the Turkish culture and traditions, and crave for the Turkish cuisine.
I can't easily and quickly adapt to her/her family's expectations. I am lucky though, because I can have a partner/wife from Central Asia whose eyes and facial figure is as beautiful as any Asian girl. I am going to work on that idea.
Somebody mentioned about body figure of the Asian girls. I have noticed "that"
during grocery shopping in the Asian supermarkets. Those fine figures are being slowly replaced by bad North American lifestyle (spending more time on the couch/in front of the computer) and the junk food selections.
But I'd still say, Asian ladies rock!
Sorry for the long posting but I couldn't help myself and I had to write this long after reading 8 pages.