On occasion, it even creeps into the news, like this story.
For now, though, I’m just happy to have John, my Chinese husband, in my life.
Not because he’s a Chinese man, or because our relationship is “unique” or different.
Recently Korean girls are all the rage, and for good reason.
In fact, Korea is far more inhospitable to foreigners than Japan is.
One of the biggest draws of Japan is the exceptional girls the country has.
No doubt they have the best bodies in Asia, hands down.
It happened for me — and a growing number of other women, including bloggers such as the Local Dialect, The Downtown Diner, and Wo Ai Ni.
When I’m in China, I tend to turn a lot of heads, especially in the countryside — and that’s not just because I’m a foreigner.
It’s because I’m often seen holding hands with my Chinese husband.
I don’t doubt he loved me in the beginning — but once his family knew, I suspect they made it clear that there was no future in what we had.
Even my own husband was first told by his parents that he could be friends with a foreign girl, but not date her.
Of course, some of it has its roots in the usual stereotypes — stereotypes in the Western World.