As a Chinese, single woman in the UK - where I have rarely come across racism – my East Asian friends and I have encountered a fair share of men with telltale signs of yellow fever.But it's subtle, and of course, few would admit to surfing online dating sites for Chinese women, yet when the only girls they date are Chinese, then the probabilities are in their favour.
In fact, the most recent figures from 2.4 million users of Facebook dating apps showed a clear skew in preference for women of East Asian descent by men of all racial groups, except, ironically, Asian men.For advance notice of future events please fill in your details below.Among men, all races preferred a race different than their own. Think again - more like open season for racial objectification.Men across the board all preferred Asian women, apart from Asian men, who preferred Latinas. Cue a million stereotypes about how some groups of women are magically and uniformly "gentle" and "feminine". Go to Google, and start typing in "[race] women are…" and see what the autocomplete suggests as the most popular way of completing this statement.You get these gems: 'Black women are repulsive' 'Asian women are gold diggers' 'Latin women are loyal' It's pretty depressing stuff.