Destroy the “Asian Geek” image!
“Asian men can kick butt, but they can’t have a kiss.”
-From David Pierson’s “Sex and The Asian Man,” Asian-Nation.org
Ever since I wrote this post about Asian men in February, I’ve had a steady stream of visitors, most of them from a discussion board on an Asian porn site. To summarize the post: I like and date Asian guys. Not just Asian guys, of course; I like to date guys from many different ethnicities. But there’s something about the AM/WF dynamic that intrigues me because it is so rare, almost like a dating “unicorn.”
In general, interracial dating is rarely discussed among us dating bloggers (although Simone Grant did discuss it recently). Even the outspoken dating coach Evan Marc Katz sidestepped the issue when he briefly commented on interracial dating in his post (get this) called “Women are Racist” (the comments should be required reading in sociology classes).
As I’ve said before, I believe a big reason White women don’t view Asians as potential soul- or even bed-mates is because images of Asian men are often de-sexualized. Very often, the Asian guy is The Asian Geek. And as far as tired movie conventions go, the geek never gets the girl. Name one kissing scene you’ve watched in an American movie, in which an Asian guy kisses the girl. Can’t think of any?
Well, here, let me help! I found one, and it’s too wonderful for words. Just watch and enjoy:
Oh, and please check out my favorite male Asian blogger Ranier at his site The Love Life of an Asian Guy. He’s the best thing since sliced bread. Or kimchi.