Dating customs in different cultures
Yes, Asians can be racist if you don't already know it.
Sometimes it's because one person is dating someone Caucasian.As one of the newest immigrant groups, many SE Asians may not only face discrimination from the larger Caucasian community but within more Americanized Asians.This type of racism based on acculturation or lack of acculturation to the U. is not uncommon when I hear couples sharing about their struggles.An example of this could be a Korean mother who disapproves of their Korean-American daughter dating a Vietnamese-American man. immigration patterns that set the two groups apart.In this example, we could have more than ethnic racism in play. Korean immigration started shortly after the Korean War and peaked during the 70's the 80's whereas Vietnamese and other SE Asian groups began after the Vietnam War.IMG_1896 via photopin (license)" height="213" src="https://cdn.psychologytoday.com/sites/default/files/styles/article-inline-half/public/field_blog_entry_images/8609834555_774078a007.jpg? itok=ADx I7F4B" title="// Dating is hard enough as it is but dating in an Asian-American context is made even more difficult because of potential cultural differences.Traditional Asians pride themselves on their marriages, families, children, and continuation of the family lineage so when their sons/daughters begin dating someone they don't approve of, it's going to a difficult process.He then explained to me how things work a lot differently in his culture, as he has been engaged for two years and plans to marry his fiancée and start a family upon completion of his graduate degree. Arranged marriages were a commonly accepted practice all the way till the 18th century.His story is very romantic and touching, but there’s a catch: he and his fiancée have never actually dated. Some countries, especially in Asia and the Middle East, continue this tradition till today, but with some adjustments.He curiously asked me about dating culture in the United States and admitted that he can’t seem to make sense of how it works.He asked about the concept of casual dating and what purpose it serves.