Australian men dating culture
"What that did was form this expectation in my mind that …
it was just out of experimentation and out of trying new things, as opposed to me being really attracted to or desired," he says.
So, I decided to start a long overdue conversation with other Asian men, to find out if I was alone in my anxieties."There's always this subtle pressure to fit in and assimilate, and when I was growing up, I thought the best way to assimilate was to date a white person," he says.
That led him to downplay his background and present himself as something else.
It's fitting that some of the people I spoke to have embraced their backgrounds as they negotiate the challenges that come with dating as Asian Australian men.
The Australian date system follows the logical order of Day, Month, Year.
This is of course follows the logic of small, big, biggest, unlike the American system of month, day, year (Big, small, biggest).
Chances are their expectations regarding dating/hookups will differ from one woman to the next.
Just start trying mate, as those who snooze usually loose.A little taken aback, we told him we weren't together but had friends that might fit the bill."Oh, sorry," I remember him saying.