Yellow fever dating
The more tricky situation concerns something called “Yellow Fever.” No, not the actual disease. Carriers of Yellow Fever are obsessed with Asian women to the point where they rarely, if ever, date or enter into a sexual relationship with any other women.
They actively seek out Asian women to satisfy their romantic and sexual desires.
Maybe we all do and maybe it’s just part of our lengthy list of sexual preferences. But because of the negative connotations associated with yellow fever’s other, more troublesome definition, the label is disrespectful to every smart, funny, kind, beautiful, and wholly wonderful Asian women I’ve loved.I was IMing with a friend recently about a guy she has an unrequited crush on.She was absolutely smitten, but thoroughly convinced that he would have nothing to do with her. I think now is an appropriate time to discuss exactly how “lucky” we Asian women can be in the dating world.Without hesitation, I categorized past partners along racial lines, and referenced a time when I’d also dated within my own race. My frustrations with casual charges of yellow fever aren’t unique—I’m sure many of the points I’ve raised, here, also apply to other kinds of relationship-shaming.But I wrote this essay because the term is becoming more popular.
I first heard about “yellow fever” during elementary school after a few guys mentioned it.