Saturday, December 21, 2013

Asian Guy VS White Girls

Are Asian Men Under-Valuing Themselves?

I came across this YouTube video and it reinforced my beliefs about the self-talk of Asian dudes......

As you can see, the guy wanted to find out if women - white women in this case - were truly as disinterested or closed to dating an Asian guy as we have all heard they are supposed to be. As you can see, at least enough women showed sufficient interest to provide enough material to make a video!

I understand that a YouTube video is not a scientific study with controls and what not, but it does cast some doubt over some of the ideas that Asian-American men have internalized about themselves. Namely, that we are fated to be losers in romance. Yes, it is true that American culture propagates denigrating beliefs about Asian men, but it is not unusual to hear Asian guys blaming their personal lack of success with the ladies on this fact, when, perhaps, there may be grooming or self-confidence issues which they have overlooked.

Don't get me wrong, I'm not suggesting that America's cultural dehumanization of Asian men does not have repercussions, I'm merely saying it can become too easy to use that as an excuse to either, not try so hard, or not try at all, before pronouncing defeat. That is an attitude that I think Asian men cannot afford. I think what I'm trying to say is just try and if it doesn't work, then move on and try again


  1. This is very true. I can see it in their attitudes and the lack of self-respect in the way they act, dress, and speak.

    I wrote about this extensively on this page.

    1. Hey Yun

      I like what you had to say on that post. I don't think that I would say that there is a lack of self-respect, but there is certainly a sense that some Asian dudes have "surrendered" and admitted to themselves that they just have no chance.

      On a side note, on your site, the menu on the right side of the screen is still hovering and covering some of the text of the posts and does not scroll down.

  2. Hmm...I will fix that. Thanks for the tip.