This just came in today’s Star. Couldn’t find the online version so I typed everything out here.
HONG KONG: Women here have stopped dating white westerners because they are no longer seen as fashionable and wealthy, a news report said yesterday.
Commentators here say having a white boyfriend is no longer a status symbol and that Hong Kong women prefer a Chinese partner, according to the Sunday Morning Post.
The newspaper quoted former BBC journalist and television pundit Chip Tsao who said that white men had begun to lose their appeal since the territory returned to Chinese rule in 1997. The white men left behind were inferior specimens more likely to be seen “clad in t-shirts, shorts and a pair of flip-flops” and living in rural houses where locals “used to house pigs”, Tso said.
He said: “They no longer have cars or property. You might end up stepping on a penniless landmine. It’s too much to sacrifice for a passport.”
The owner of a dating service here, told the newspaper that now, of 5,000 members, only one woman currently on her books had requested western men. – dpa
Now if only we can get ‘experts’ to claim the same of Malaysian women. That way, if we do date ang mohs we wouldn’t be seen as 1) prostitutes; 2) gold-diggers; 3) green-card (or similar) wannabes; and 4) loose women.
We’d just be unfashionable.