In the past, when there were many fewer overweight white women, a man would just marry a thin white girl.Nowadays there are so few thin white females that men must look elsewhere.Indeed, in 1980 interracial marriage was fairly rare in the United States, with only 7% of all marriages occurring between people of different races.Nowadays, the intermarriage rate is 15% overall, but it is 36% among Asian females.Interracial marriage in the United States has been fully legal in all U. states since the 1967 Supreme Court decision that deemed anti-miscegenation laws unconstitutional, with many states choosing to legalize interracial marriage at earlier dates.Multiracial Americans numbered 9.0 million in 2010, or 2.9% of the total population, but 5.6% of the population under age 18.It was heartbreaking to watch my friend’s intercultural relationship fall apart (and even harder to not pick a side).
Relationships need love, but love cannot conquer all.
Because Asian women are substantially thinner than their white counterparts, it is only natural that their overall desirability would increase.
More importantly, when considering marriage, men have two great fears.
They are dating white men, not because they’re inherently better than Asian American men, but because they’re trying to improve their social status by being by a white man’s side. He’s not even as smart / good-looking / tall / handsome/charming as I am. ” Again, there are many other reasons, but these are only a few examples.
After having taught thousands of Asian American guys (and also Asian guys born and raised in other Asian and European countries), I see the same themes come up time and time again.
Gurung & Duong (1999) compiled a study relating to mixed-ethnic relationships ("MER"s) and same-ethnic relationships ("SER"s), concluding that individuals part of "MER"s generally do not view themselves differently from same-ethnic couples.