I was just wondering whether or not all the so called "tips" and advice we get for guys are universally applicable or do they only apply for the "west"
I hate using that expression, but in asia that's all we here about, "the west this" and the "the west" that. I'm a caucasian who is living somewhere in asia and am extremely "endangered". Anyway, instead of "west" I prefer to be more specific by saying "Western liberalist capitalist bloc" which includes countries like USA, UK, Italy, Australia, France, Germany, Netherlands. Nothing east of Germany, period.
Like when we young men sometimes ask for advice regarding women like; "what are the signs she likes me" or "what does she mean when she does this" etc, we get advice and answers right?
So here is my question:
I am just wondering if all the answers we find online or on this site are predominantly from people from the western-capitalist-liberal bloc? And hence the advice is inapplicable for women we meet in asia? Since they are well.. different.
So if I just wonder whether or not the signs a normal Human woman would make to show interest in a guy are applicable to an Asian woman?
Sorry to sound so biological.
Do you guys understand what I am saying?
I.e. Asian women don't express themselves and are all into money and power, rather than fun, good looks and romance.
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Short answer: everything you know is wrong.
Your instinct--that norms for dating vary across cultures--is completely accurate. It's not only different between the West and Asia, but between countries in the West, and communities within countries in the West.
With an Asian women, I've found, one can spend a shocking (to a Westerner) amount of time an energy gaining not only her acceptance, but than that of her friends, and then that of her family, even if she is "Westernized".
My instincts, if I woke up in Asia tomorrow would be these: Forget everything I know--I'm in junior high again. Speedily make friends and allies. LEARN THE LANGUAGE. Learn how, when, and who women date. Find any social situation where men and women can talk without money changing hands.
An alert, charming, friendly person is welcome the world over. If some girl's father doesn't shoot you, you'll be fine.2