It’s not uncommon for a guy to show up wearing a shirt, khaki, a blazer, matching shoes, and perfectly done hair – to a date at an amusement park.They often dress like they’ve popped out of print ads in magazines.Of course, dating an Asian girl is very different from dating your typical Nancy or Betty.So, in order to snag yourself a Mulan, I present to you a White Man's Guide to Dating Asian Girls.Regardless, it’s good to see guys putting as much effort into looking nice and “dolling” up, but they would expect you to do the same. For instance, while it’s extremely subtle, they may exert more authority or expect you to show more “child-like” behaviors. In Korea, age determines how you refer to one another (unlike in Canada where everyone calls each other names).I hear in Canada, guys stop paying after 2,3 dates, or even on second dates it’s common to go dutch. Although there seems to be a shift in this dynamic very recently, it’s still very normal for guys to be the one getting tab all the time. When a guy is older than a girl, the girl refers to this guy as “Oppa.” But it really doesn’t matter how old you are, because if a guy is interested in you, he’ll try to act like an Oppa anyways.You get freaking spoiled (sometimes annoyed) by how much they will contact you, but this means anxiety triples when they become MIA.Do dress up on your dates because these Korean boys will dress up/suit up every time they take you out.
This phrase carries an odd mix of varying sentiments that ranges from being responsible, protective, to having more power, status, and right.It seems like Korean guys are in demand because many of my single girlfriends have been telling me how much they’d like to learn Korean just to date Korean boys. Quite understandable considering how men are portrayed in all these Korean MVs, dramas, and movies.But really, that’s like saying I want to date a Lawyer after watching Suite. They sometimes go MIA, put friends over you, breaks your heart, forget your birthday etc.STEP ONE: Finding an Asian Asian girls typically hang out at one of three places: the mall, the library, or Pinkberry. If, by the end of the night, she giggles into her napkin/hand fan, you've got yourself a second date.When you get there, look around: the best Asian girl to pick up will be the one wearing a hoodie and heels (there is always one). As she takes out her phone to tell you, you should make a nice comment about her phone flair (Asian girls always have some bedazzled jank hanging off our phones, usually a cartoon duck or a jade tiger). Asian girls will go on a date with anyone if she can tell a cutesy story about it later: "And then, after he saw my Keroppi keychain, he asked me out at Pinkberry! " STEP TWO: The First Date It doesn't matter where you take an Asian girl on a first date as long as you stick to the following topics of conversation: food, fashion, and making fun of other Asians ("So, your friends just stayed in and did math problems? However, no matter what you do, don't step on the yellow-fever land mine that is acknowledging the Asian fetish.I once forgot one of these many celebrations previously-unknown-to-me, and all I can say is that that day didn’t end well.As much as guys go crazy with these celebrations, girls also put equal effort in preparing – often some hand-made stuff for their special other.Yes, we all implicitly know what's going on here -- why else did America go to war in two Asian countries last century? Us girls all like to pretend that we're your first Far East foray.STEP THREE: The Relationship If you get to the point now where you're dating an Asian girl, you better understand where she's coming from.One thing that Korean guys seem to enjoy doing is refer to themselves as “Oppa.” For instance, instead of saying “I’ll buy you dinner/I’ll do that for you,” they will say “Oppa will buy you dinner/ Oppa will do that for you.” Seriously, when a guy that I’m not too interested does this, every bit of hair on my body stands up.Good thing that comes with this phenomenon is that Korean guys in general are very responsible and almost trained to take care of girls in all ways possible.