Topics: Calling All Asian Men: What Do You Love About Western.
Shy of my 21 st birthday, I learned the valuable lesson “Love is not enough.” It wasn’t a personal learning experience – I Just witnessed the fallout between friends. Relationships need love, but love cannot conquer all. Relationships also those other silly things like respect, the ability to change, stability, and understanding.
It was heartbreaking to watch my friend’s intercultural relationship fall apart (and even harder to not pick a side). I wondered where it went wrong – but the answer was pretty obvious to everyone involved. If you do not respect and appreciate your partners culture (to the extent you are willing to forsake elements of your own culture for their benefit), intercultural and interracial relationships are nearly impossible. I started to wonder if there were any other couples “out there” like me.
As of last month, I am part of the AMWF community. AMWF stands for Asian Male, White Female, meaning couples composed of an Asian Man and a White Woman. It represents a small minority of interracial couples, most American, Australian, and European women dating Korean, Japanese, and Chinese men. However, hundreds of other countries and nationalities are also represented.