Dating within the same culture, race, and religion is undemanding. But with migration peaking in the last century, ethnical and racial purity became history.
One combination attracted attention amongst the public – the Jewish and Asian American romance.
Both equally important and influential minorities brought together.
The media we consume shapes our dating landscape. For a while, there is a fixation on Asian women. Asian women are the second choice for white men after white women. They are often fetishized and referred to as exotic.
Facebook owner Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan’s marriage put a spotlight on Jew-Asian power couples.
What makes Jews and Asians the perfect match?
Or, more importantly, what is the glue that holds them together?
A fair share of the Jew-Asian couples would tell you that they met at college or graduate school.
Such an attitude doesn’t come as a surprise, knowing that both minorities are eager for knowledge. Their mutual interest in education brings them in the same surrounding. After all, we still refer to them as “people of the book.”
As immigrants, they often had to work harder to prove themselves at school or in the community. Jews, as well as Asians, are stringent and competitive when it comes to grades and higher education.
Knowledge helps them blend flawlessly into the corporate world.
The foundation of this romance lies in their mutual sense of commitment.
Jews and Asians come from traditional, close-knit families.
Family pressure and emotional manipulation by the parents are well familiar with both sides.
Both families keep their children close and want them to respect their traditions. But Jews take it a step further.
Jews are more confident in their religion. During their upbringing, Jews spend quality time learning and practicing their faith.
Asian Americans as children of immigrants learn to assimilate at a young age. Most of them don’t speak their parents’ language. Asian heritage is often the one that suffers neglect in these relationships.
Work and Finance
Jews and Asians are both intellectual, witty, and have a great sense of humor.
Among Jew-Asian couples, one of the things that attract attention is their equality.
There is minimal to zero difference in income and education. Even with the pay gap between men and women, Jewish and Asian American couples do the same. Both partners hold at least a bachelor’s degree.
Jews are well known for their sixth sense for finance and business.
But don’t undermine Asians. They went from laborers of the lowest wage to out-earning every white household!
Asians and Jews are success-driven and go that extra mile with everything they do.
Eating Chinese food at Christmas sounds depressing if you are a Christian.
For Jews eating Chinese food for Christmas is a decades-old tradition even though they don’t celebrate Christmas.
From where did this come?
Convenience is one part of it. On Christmas Eve, when nothing is open, Chinese restaurants are here to welcome Jews.
The two most significant non-Christian minorities in America support each other even food vise.
Chinese cuisine is the one non-Jewish cuisine closest to Kosher. They don’t use dairy, unlike Italian or Mexican cuisine.
China is a significant contributor to the Kosher market. In an attempt to adjust to the substantial demand, as much as 500 food factories in China went Kosher.
What brought together the Jews and Asians is their ability to comprehend each other.
Coming from a similar background full of struggle made them daring and successful.
No matter how different they might look, they share the same modesty and family morals.
They brought their strengths together to fight tribalism for their love. And they succeeded!