Stereotypes Parental concerns aren’t the only factors that influence relationships, but stereotypes brought on by the American media also fall into play.
As an Asian American woman, sometimes I too fall into the trap of labeling Asian men as passive.
There are dozens of ethnic groups, each with their own dialect, spread throughout the different regions of the United States.
Despite descending from a country so massive, people with Chinese heritage still share a common culture and value system that rings true with many other Asian cultures.
Before putting yourself in a potentially embarrassing situation, take the time to review these important rules of etiquette for Chinese-American dating.
Even after trying to ignore parental pressure and their sometimes unreasonable requirements, many of these qualifications are still ingrained in me and my generation alike.
Just like my parents, financial stability and a respectable career are basic prerequisites that seem to unconsciously take precedence over many other traits in younger generations.
As a strong-minded Asian American woman, I embody characteristics that are quite the opposite of the submissive stereotype, and know many Asian men who break the boundaries of their misconstrued identity as well.
Over time, I have learned that the best approach is to shed those misconceptions and instead focus on the person in front of me.