Why do some prefer interracial dating
Everywhere in the world, beauty has different standards and bars set so high, they are usually unattainable.
What may be desirable in one country may not be in another.
Japan is a mostly homogenous nation with a very cookie cutter one size fits all standard of beauty.
Before coming to Japan, I was considered attractive.
In Asia, white skin is revered and believed pure and healthy.Living on a small island in the middle of the Pacific and the East China Sea, I wonder how this standard is achieved when the sun is constantly shining.My skin is naturally dark as I am half Italian and half Mexican. Whenever I pass the cosmetic isle at local stores, I see skin whitening products from face wash to sun screen.As if being tan didn’t count against me all ready, I’m tall… Standing at 170 cm, I am above average height for a woman in the states.Equaling out to the same height as the average Japanese man with Kim Kardashian curves doesn’t make me an ideal dating candidate—they prefer petite women.In a country where fat comments are easily passed from person to person, it’s very easy to feel insecure.Many women go on fad diets to be thinner and fragility is a sign of a delicate woman. This is not considered trashy (depending on how low cut your shirt is) whereas in Japan, the top is covered with the okay on exposing as much leg as possible.This reflects in Japanese idols like AKB48—short, white skin, small waists and big eyes. If I go out dressed the way I would back home, in a simple, tight fitted tank top, it elicits the wrong kind of staring, makes me feel exposed and want to cover my entire body.When I see men with their shirts off, I observe ribcage and spine. Dressing in Japanese fashion makes me even more uncomfortable because I don’t have thin legs like Japanese women.While some argue Japan has a pervert side, I can agree with this.Japanese love breasts and exposing them is considered sexual.