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There is always a possibility of falling for someone who did not come from the same cultural background. It’s not always a fact that a person will base its attraction first and foremost on the cultural background. For some reason, a person might find himself or herself liking a person even though there is an obvious ethnic difference. Instead of walking away because of cultural difference, it is highly recommended to approach this with open arms. There are lot of things you can learn and a lot of things you can share and you will ultimately find intimacy, love and attraction that knows no boundaries.
The Asian culture is one of the most interesting cultures in the world. Dating someone who grew up in Asia or who has a strong Asian background is always a learning experience if you are a not an Asian. Attraction may even more than just what you see and feel about the person but you become attracted to the culture as some of the values from Asian culture have been very appealing to you. However, there are others who shy away from persons with different ethnicity because they are afraid that they might sound racist and end the possible relationship soon. But this should not be the case as knowing other people’s culture is perfectly fine.
Being Aware of Cultural Differences
Whether or not the Asian person you are attracted to was born and raised here, you will always think that there exists a cultural difference between you and the person you like. That is a little bit unfortunate and that is the first thing you should overcome – stereotyping. You will always anticipate of a cultural difference but it’s only in your mind. You have to overcome this so that you can easily build a relationship with another person and grow your appreciation to the person not because of the preconceived cultural difference.
By being aware of the stereotypes that you have for the Asian culture, you can easily work things out and forget about the stereotyping that might cost you your date with a wonderful person. Believe it or not, addressing this problem is a lot easier. You just have to be aware of your thoughts and actions as this might be presupposing of culture. You can prevent this, but if you speak something insensitive to culture, you can always apologize and start all over again. The only thing worse than saying a racial slur is to ignore the fact that you have said that.
Your Knowledge of Asian Culture (and the lack of it)
But that doesn’t mean that you have to remove your stereotypes because you don’t want to learn anything about their culture. More than ever, you need know more about the Asian culture if you are interested in someone with an Asian background. The stereotype that you know is often an insulting knowledge so you have to remove them and learn something new. You are practically replacing your perception of Asian culture with the right one.
And how can you achieve this? Through traditional research. If you have to visit a library, you have to do it if you really like the person. You have to learn the things that are important to them, their values, traditions and even a short history so you will understand where they are coming from. Be updated with the news that comes from that area or news that discusses certain Asian countries. The more stereotypes that you have with regards to the Asian culture, the more education you need to learn to remove the stereotype impressions and replace them with the right ones.
Showing What You Learn
Brushing up on Asian culture will not only help you become familiar with his or her cultural background but it’s also a great way to get started in a conversation. If you have a general impression or a stereotype towards a certain culture, you will always feel awkward in starting a conversation. Your stereotype will mold your frame of mind and you can’t easily talk of anything else since you are always presupposing.
However, if you know more about the Asian culture, you will have the right frame of mind and talk easily. Your point of conversation might be on other things such as your interests and hobbies but because of your knowledge of their culture and values, you can easily talk about anything without being insensitive of their culture.
The best part of dating with a good knowledge of someone’s culture is you can also talk about their culture with confidence. This is also a good time to brush your knowledge of their culture and know if some of the things you learned is right or wrong. It’s not bad if you get it wrong as long as you acknowledge your lack of knowledge and apologize.
Same Culture Doesn’t Mean Compatibility
If you are in the same culture, you will always have a better chance of having a great date. Since you are an Asian, you are naturally accustomed to the culture. Your values are almost the same and your hobbies might also coincide because of your culture. But given with all the compatibility that you have with your date, it will never mean anything if you just presuppose and base everything on the fact that you both have the same ethnicity.
You still have to remember that you are in a date so that you will have to know someone personally. You have to go beyond the fact that you are both of the same ethnicity and slowly work your way towards understanding your partner. You will practically have the same challenges as those that are not of the same ethnicity. You have to aim in knowing his or her personality and you also have to share who you really are to to know your compatibility.
Asian dating or dates with other people of different culture and ethnicity should be faced without prejudice or stereotyping. If you really want to know more about your date, you have to focus on their personality without being afraid to share who you really are.