20% of married Asian American women and 7% of married Asian American men have a non-Asian spouse, 17.1% of married Asian American women are married to a white spouse, and 3.5% of married Asian men have a spouse classified as 'other'.
In preparation for a documentary on Asian fetish called Seeking Asian Female, Chinese-American filmmaker Debbie Lum interviewed non-Asian men who posted online personal ads exclusively seeking Asian women.
Interracial relationships may occur for reasons distinct from race.
Asian fetishes have been criticised for treating the fetishized person as an object rather than an equal partner.
In a two-year study on dating preferences among 400 Columbia University students, researchers did not find evidence of a general preference among white men for Asian women.
So search the 100,000's of online singles seeking family-oriented matches for love, romance and marriage.Writer Agness Kaku believes the mainstream white culture undermines efforts to combat sexual harassment based on Asian fetish.Noting how frequently women of Asian descent are subjected to verbal and online harassment, Kaku argues that Asian fetish "thrives on double standards that make light of racial bias against Asians" and states this downplaying leaves women vulnerable to stalking and violence.Most commonly the term refers to a sexual obsession with Asian women experienced by some non-Asian men.A fetish is something that is desired so heavily that it becomes an abnormal obsession.