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Old 03-05-2013, 08:42 PM
 
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I'm curious, for those who have dated a variety of Asian women or men, if you've noticed any generalities that apply to people from a certain nationality, notwithstanding the obvious disclaimer that people are people. For instance, how would dating a Japanese lady compare with a Thai? Chinese to Korean? Indian to Indonesian? I'm not talking picking up bar-girls or something, but a genuine relationship. Would you say some nationalities present more of a cultural-difference than others? What about Filipinos, is there still a major cultural rift?

 
Old 03-06-2013, 09:33 AM
 
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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I would say that interracial dating between Japanese, Chinese, Filipino and Thai are pretty commonplace here in the US. I would say that interracial dating with an Indian or Vietnamese is not that common.
 
Old 03-07-2013, 11:22 AM
 
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I would say that interracial dating between Japanese, Chinese, Filipino and Thai are pretty commonplace here in the US. I would say that interracial dating with an Indian or Vietnamese is not that common.
oh? it's interesting.
Vietnamese look pretty much like East Asians, except they are even shorter. I wonder why it's not common.
 
Old 03-07-2013, 11:51 AM
 
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I was very close to a Vietnamese woman when I first arrived in Japan. Later she went back to Vietnam and I lost track of her. She was absolutely striking and always dressed in traditional style. She had one of the most brilliant minds I have ever know. She was in some ways very Western (the French influence I suppose) and in other ways very Asian. But the mix was itself brilliant and I have rarely seen anyone who could live in both worlds with the ease that this woman did.


Here is a site that speaks to dating Korean women. In many ways it is similar to Japan in the 1960's.
Top 3 Realizations You Must Know Before Dating Korean Women! | Teaching Kimchi
 
Old 03-07-2013, 01:01 PM
 
Location: Charlotte North Carolina
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oh? it's interesting.
Vietnamese look pretty much like East Asians, except they are even shorter. I wonder why it's not common.
vietnamese are very ethnocentric

anyways most asian-americans are ethnocentric...it really has nothing to do with what you look like....your ethnicity is who you would more then likely associate with then what you look like
 
Old 03-09-2013, 01:53 PM
 
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Absolutely false, at least in California. Every Vietnamese girl I knew married out, almost always white. Not one married a Vietnamese. I think it is true, however, that Indians don't do interracial dating as much as the others.


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I would say that interracial dating between Japanese, Chinese, Filipino and Thai are pretty commonplace here in the US. I would say that interracial dating with an Indian or Vietnamese is not that common.
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vietnamese are very ethnocentric

anyways most asian-americans are ethnocentric...it really has nothing to do with what you look like....your ethnicity is who you would more then likely associate with then what you look like
 
Old 03-09-2013, 03:12 PM
 
Location: Guangzhou, China
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Absolutely false, at least in California. Every Vietnamese girl I knew married out, almost always white. Not one married a Vietnamese. I think it is true, however, that Indians don't do interracial dating as much as the others.
I was going to say the same thing.

I've been in LTR's with two Vietnamese girls and one half-Vietnamese/half-white hapa girl... and, well, I'm definitely not Vietnamese, and the hapa gal (who's coming to visit me here in LA tomorrow before we head out to Vegas - w00t) is the result of a Vietnamese guy and a white woman. I've dated or been in short-term relationships with a number of other Vietnamese gals; it's not uncommon at all in CA, or WA for that matter. After Filipinos, I'd say that they're probably the least ethnocentric Asian ethnicity.
 
Old 03-16-2013, 09:41 AM
 
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being a filipina myself, i can say that we are not as ethnocentric as other asian nationalities are. that's why there's less homogenity in our looks because we tend to date/marry interracially, on top of being colonized by different countries in our history (spain, US, japan). it's difficult to identify a filipino by their looks as they could look east asian/hispanic/african-american/indonesian/even caucasian. i have cousins whose mother is pure-blooded Spaniard, and they looked very caucasian. when they moved to a very small town, everyone there tried to talk to them in english thinking they were americans.
 
Old 04-06-2013, 01:22 AM
 
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Filipinos are not ethnocentric... I must say that having been with Spanish people for over 4 centuries and 40 years with Americans, they are the ones who can easily adjust with other cultures especially Western .I am sure that it is more common for a Westerner to be married to Filipinos than with other Asians.

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Old 04-06-2013, 08:39 AM
 
Location: Charlotte North Carolina
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Filipinos are not ethnocentric... I must say that having been with Spanish people for over 4 centuries and 40 years with Americans, they are the ones who can easily adjust with other cultures especially Western .I am sure that it is more common for a Westerner to be married to Filipinos than with other Asians.
depends on the ethnic group in the Philippines IMO
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