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Old 05-29-2016, 09:45 AM
 
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Just wondering. I moved to an area that has a decently sized Vietnamese population and at my job there's a Vietnamese nurse that I like..in a friendly way..not romantic. She has a very heavy accent so I know she wasn't born in the U.S. She speaks 3 languages. What are they like? I'm guessing most Vietnamese are either Buddhist or non-religious. Probably conservative. Hmmm not sure what else.

 
Old 05-29-2016, 04:42 PM
 
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For what it's worth, my wife and I have a pretty good number Vietnamese friends (20+). Most of them are Catholic and a minority Buddhist.

The ones that I know are very, very hard working, humble, relatively conservative, giving, don't go out very much, have terrific food, like to have get togethers (parties at home) and are very easy going.

The only thing I'm not fond of is that many of them have a thing for very expensive top of the line women's accessories like jewelry, handbags, sunglasses, clothing etc. I understand that people of many varieties do but I've just seen so much silliness that I can't leave that out.

Many of our other Asian friends are very similar in that regard too.

I hope I didn't offend anyone and was actually able to give you my views and that they will provide some insight. However, you still have to remember that this world is filled with over 7 Billion people and they are all individuals and have their own likes, dislikes and quirks.

 
Old 05-29-2016, 07:18 PM
 
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Just wondering. I moved to an area that has a decently sized Vietnamese population and at my job there's a Vietnamese nurse that I like..in a friendly way..not romantic. She has a very heavy accent so I know she wasn't born in the U.S. She speaks 3 languages. What are they like? I'm guessing most Vietnamese are either Buddhist or non-religious. Probably conservative. Hmmm not sure what else.
If the immigrant community is of decent size then most of the elders and leaders came in the years close to the fall of Saigon. They are likely Catholic throwing off the religious demographics of all Vietnamese. However recent immigrants would have come from a much less Catholic home. Like the Cubans who fled Castro that first generation are much more conservative than their American raised children
 
Old 05-29-2016, 10:18 PM
 
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I fly and stay in Saigon every 6 weeks or so and whenever I spend time there the people are super nice. In terms of doing business with Vietnamese, they are very open and transparent, much more so than say Chinese. They don't play mind games and aren't always being "too smart" before they speak.


I'm sure the women are more traditional and family oriented, but like Who Dat said, I would be very carefully about how materialistic the woman you like is. If she loves to shop, really into top of the line technology or jewelry, that might be a code red to abort mission and look elsewhere.


I know LOTS of American guys who have married Asian women, and their wives are very materialistic, they don't work, and the husband supports their shopping habits and "taste" in fashion.
 
Old 05-31-2016, 05:28 AM
 
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"Tell me, what are American women like?"

I wouldn't even know how to respond to that, other than, "well, it depends."

As for Vietnamese[-American] women, it depends in large part on how Americanized the woman is and when she came over here. Some are super duper Americanized, and the only time you deal with the Vietnamese culture is when you go to her family's house. Others are almost exclusively into Vietnamese food, TV, etc. Either case, if you are going to date one, make sure she can cook well -- Vietnamese food is awesome.

If I may generalize, I have found the Vietnamese to be really great people. Very kind, thoughtful and polite. They are often very close to their community and family -- if you are not open to dealing with their culture and customs, tread carefully.

Mick
 
Old 05-31-2016, 07:12 AM
 
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"Tell me, what are American women like?"

I wouldn't even know how to respond to that, other than, "well, it depends."

As for Vietnamese[-American] women, it depends in large part on how Americanized the woman is and when she came over here. Some are super duper Americanized, and the only time you deal with the Vietnamese culture is when you go to her family's house. Others are almost exclusively into Vietnamese food, TV, etc. Either case, if you are going to date one, make sure she can cook well -- Vietnamese food is awesome.

If I may generalize, I have found the Vietnamese to be really great people. Very kind, thoughtful and polite. They are often very close to their community and family -- if you are not open to dealing with their culture and customs, tread carefully.

Mick
Good post Mick.

 
Old 05-31-2016, 09:13 AM
 
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What are American women like? Nobody can say because they are millions of individuals.
 
Old 05-31-2016, 10:01 AM
 
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What are American women like? Nobody can say because they are millions of individuals.
I understand the difficulty trying to summarize millions of people and their individual traits into a few categories. (Impossible)

However if I were given the task of painting a 300 mile long fence on both sides, I'd choose a really wide brush.

 
Old 05-31-2016, 10:03 AM
 
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Sorry to quote you botticelli but your point is the most blunt and valid (simply correct).
 
Old 05-31-2016, 10:32 AM
 
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