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The question haunted me as I pondered my crush on Tian.
But it wouldn't be the last time I would find myself up against these ideas.
Back in 2010, I discovered a post on a now-defunct blog authored by expats in Shanghai.
The post was written by a white American woman based in Shanghai and titled, "So, how's the dating scene?
"Whenever I arrive at the airport in America, the first thing I notice is our men, how handsome and how tall they are," one of my white female colleagues mentioned over lunch.
He always opened doors for me and wouldn't leave my side until he escorted me all the way to the entrance to my apartment.The experience of being in a foreign country and culture somehow liberated us from our usual American expectations for men and dating itself. We could even reinvent ourselves and what it meant to be in love with someone.It seemed natural and normal to do the same in China.While she leans her head on his in perfect contentment, he has his cheek buried in her bosom while staring at it with a prurient curiosity that surely would have snapped the girl out of her reverie.At the time I was only beginning to learn about negative stereotypes of Asian men that American TV, movies and the media had perpetuated over the years: effeminate, weak, nerdy and, worst of all, sexless and less endowed in a (ahem) certain department.