Five Asian Dating Rules You Need to Know
Have you recently started dating an Asian girl? If so, you’re probably aware that Asian women are pretty awesome! But they’re also unique. And when you start dating someone from a totally different continent, there are certain things you need to get your head around so you don’t make a fool of yourself! To help you out, we introduce you to five Asian dating rules you need to know, which will ensure you make an excellent first impression with your new Asian girlfriend.
Don’t make assumptions
Asian women tend to be stereotyped a lot more than women from other continents. People assume that they’re traditional, 100% family-oriented, and not interested in pursuing their careers. While these traits might resonate with some Asian women, you can’t afford to make assumptions. Get to know your Asian girlfriend for who she is, not who you think she might be.
Get on board with her family
While assumptions, in general, are dangerous, you can be pretty sure of one thing: your Asian girlfriend will be close to her family. When you start dating, she will expect you to be respectful of (and loving towards) her family. The bottom line is that if you drive a wedge between your Asian girlfriend and her parents or siblings, you will lose! Get on board with her family and admire the fact that she’s so close to her folks.
Little gifts go a long way
In many Asian countries, the culture of gift-giving within relationships is pronounced. While western girls might turn their nose up at cute little cuddly toys or shop-bought trinkets, your Asian girlfriend is likely to appreciate them. This isn’t to say that you should buy her tat! Get to know what she likes and dislikes, and surprise her with sporadic gifs. She will appreciate it more than you will know.
Get to know about her culture
Asia is a big place. Just like India is radically different to Japan, provinces in the rural west of China are completely different to those in the urban east. Therefore, just because you know a little about her country, don’t jump the gun and think you know about her cultural identity. Spend some time listening to her talk about her place of birth, and ask open questions about where she comes from and how she sees the world.
Be patient with the language barrier
Unless your new Asian girlfriend is fluent in English, you will need to be patient during your initial exchanges. The best thing to do is to consider how difficult things would be if the roles were reversed and you were getting to know one another in her first language. Miscommunications will happen, and it will probably take a lot longer than usual to truly get to know one another. Remember, this is absolutely fine; you just need to be prepared for it.
So, there you have it! Five Asian dating rules that will transform your fortunes and ensure that you make an excellent first impression when you meet the Asian woman of your dreams.