Is it so wrong to prefer dating outside of your race?
Our guest writer investigates the phenomenon of Asian women "preying" after non-Asian men, and vice versa.
Text: Karen Khng
Photos: AP File Images
Is there a prescribed ethnic colour for love?
If you're feeling lethargic and are looking for a quick afternoon picker-upper, you've come to the right story. Not ready for controversy? Best to come back to this read when you've boozed a little.
Caution: Read at your own risk. The following content may be sensitive for those who are upset with mixed race hook-ups.
The Sarong Party Girl (SPG) Syndrome
Better known as SPG, and considered a variant of the "Pinkerton syndrome," this term is used to describe girls who prefer to date white men, complete with a particular lifestyle to boot. But do they still exist these days?
The ethnic makeup of the original SPG has evolved to include girls from many other nationalities. Thanks to globalization and the tech revolution, ethnicities from latitude X will travel and choose to relocate to other Planet Earth points for work, play and survival.
But the phenomenon is staggering in Asia and knows no geographical boundaries. A lot of women want a white partner and they don't care what shape, size or height he is. G8 passports are better than the G20 ones, which are in turn better than those countries that don't make it to IMF consideration. They come from all walks of life, from all age groups, and their faces make up the United Nations of ladies.
But, wait, there is one common denominator - the girls are almost always of Asian descent and have the emotional prowess to make the men succumb to "yellow fever," a term used by the many expat ladies whose husbands are prey to the many hungry Asian women who want a piece of the expat action and lifestyle.