Asian parents and dating
Speaking of my family, Chances are, your Asian family thinks your white girlfriend/fiancee is clueless on the most important Confucian value of all.They’ve seen non-Asians on television sassing their parents, and putting them in nursing homes — and it’s the equivalent of an Asian parents’ horror movie playing over and over in their minds.
Sometimes, the ultimate way to get beyond “no” is Got something in common?
So finally, after a little over a month together, John decided to go home and tell his Asian parents all about me. It’s no wonder my future Chinese father-in-law discouraged his son from dating me when he first heard about me.
He thought I’d be another loose American woman, just like he’d seen in the movies (thank you, Hollywood stereotypes).
In short, it’s time to dust off your petticoats and get out your wafty fans because we’re about to get Proper… The Muslim and, more broadly, South Asian convention around love and dating has always been incredibly parent led.
Dating, if attempted at all, was a precursor to marriage so invariably it was seen as something that lay within the fabric of a more formal and explicit commitment.
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Last time in Hello, I don’t want to sleep with you, please date me we spoke about sex and the prospect of waiting while dating.