Chinese parents interracial dating
"Even so, I'm definitely aware of the relationship stereotype of the white male and Asian female, and at times I've been self-conscious of whether people think that's what's going on between us," he said.
"Defending Asian fetishism makes a damaging impact on a debate that has been going on for many years," Fang said.
There were more than 4.5 million interracial couples in the US in 2011, according to the 2010 Census data.
Asian Americans marry outside their race at a higher rate than almost every other ethnicity, with 28 percent of Asian American newlyweds choosing a non-Asian partner in 2010.
"I think that subconsciously, through my love of cheesy romantic movies growing up, I came to think that the ideal was an attractive white guy," she said.
"I think that without even knowing it, the cultural standards set by media and pop culture probably informed my romantic tastes." Cultural differences James Willeford, a landscape architect and Nguyen's fiance, said living in New York City has made the racial makeup of their relationship less noteworthy.