A bunch of economists are once again putting their decades of rigorous study to a societally optimal end and dispelling the "myth" of the Asian fetish. In studies of speed dating communities, it turned out, Caucasian men showed no racial preference at all for Asian women; in fact, male speed daters showed no racial preferences at whatsoever! To which I call, "bullshit." (Remind me to tell you about my "Asian" phone sex persona one time!) And I know because I practically am Asian that when talking about the AZNs we are allowed to talk about stereotypes without regard for the numerous and glaring exceptions out there, so here goes: there are a few reasons some dudes prefer Asian women, and it starts with the fact that they are very rarely unattractive, and they are even more rarely stupid, and they are even more rarely than that fat. They have really nice skin and they're not afraid to tell you yours looks bad.

But the guys who make a "fetish" out of correlations like that — they're probably not the type you'd find speed-dating. They're usually not that decisive, and they don't want that many choices, or to subject themselves to that volume of scrutiny. Sometimes they're gay-ish, sometimes they're just busy, there are tons of issues involved and suffice it to say, you probably don't want to be with someone whose issues number in the "tons." Not that they'd necessarily give you the choice; I lived in Hong Kong for two years and I think I got laid once. And that would be why I no longer live there!