Dating is a minefield for anyone, equal parts wonder and horror. Humor is required.
By seventh period, we were madly in love. Two days later, destiny came to a screeching halt when he declared over the handlebars of his Schwinn bike:.
Life lesson learned early: Dating is like digging through a pile of turd for the non-turd. Sadly, this was neither the first nor the last time an inaccurate racial epithet would be hurled in my direction.
A strong dose of humor is my survival method: Do I look like one? I am, by no means, suggesting that all white dudes are cut from the same cloth. They are not: Unfortunately, they live alongside the white men who fixate on my shiny black hair and want tips dating white man talk to me about how much they love kimchi and how they, you know, really relate to Eastern religion.
So, why not just date only Asian men? Admittedly, there are a few less hurdles — emotionally, sociologically, and psychologically — when dating an Asian guy.
But my ex-husband was Korean-American, like me. The most pernicious and one of the stupidest?
Joanne Lee is a published poet and blogger. More of her writing can be found at Sunyoungwrites. You can follow her vegan adventures at TheKoreanVegan.
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