Foreign women and dating
And when she married her Chinese husband, Morris got a crash-course in cultural differences.
“From my perspective, it seemed that Japanese and Chinese women were more like American men,” she says.
“As an anthropologist I know very well that culture makes a huge difference,” she tells .
“Some of these differences are more obvious than others.
For instance, because of the United States’ early history as a part of colonial Great Britain, many Americans still tend to associate British accents with prestige, or high social status.
As referenced in the piece above, one of the most common reasons you’ll hear for why foreign men are so attractive is that they’ve got those “hot” accents.
Unfortunately for American men, this stereotype turns out to be true often enough. Mainstream magazines and websites are full of articles, geared toward American women, that detail the finer points of dating foreign men.
For instance, there’s this piece from So what is it, exactly, that make guys from abroad so irresistible to American women?
That makes sense, in a way; would Hugh Grant have become Hugh Grant if he spoke like Anderson Cooper?
In reality, though, the attractiveness of an accent probably has little to nothing to do with the way that it sounds, and everything to do with unexamined assumptions Americans often make.