A Traumatic Experience That Left an Impression

Microsoft / Otherpoi3
Apr 13 58 Comments

This happened when I was 24, and I'm 31 now. I was in a serious relationship, and was likely going to get married to this Indian girl (I'm also Indian). We were dating for about a year, and we started fighting a lot, and eventually broke up. She said a lot of things upto the point when we broke up, but one thing she repeated a lot many times was that she wanted somebody white. At the time, it just felt like she's so stupid, and I couldn't believe the non-sense.

But fast forward 7 years, and I see it everywhere. You see Asian women wanting white guys all the time. You start a porn website, and you see white guys doing the nastiest things to non-white women (websites like LatinaAbuse). Okcupud or Tinder dating statistics also show that most women in the US want a white guy, and only the leftovers want non-white guys. Ever since all of this happened, I have been completely unable to maintain a romantic bond with a woman, no matter what ethnicity. I just prefer to be by myself. I used to be very confident back in India, where we all used to watch Indian movies with Indian actors, and had pride in who we were.

Should I leave the US?

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  • Apple industry
    OP, there are only two rules in this game regardless of your ethnicity. 1) Be handsome. 2) Have money. First one, you can fix to some extent by hitting the gym and changing your accent. Second one by leeting hard. Good luck.
    Apr 136
    • Microsoft / Otherpoi3
      OP
      But why is Indian accent not sexy in the first place? Why does it have to be a white accent? That's the point I'm trying to make.
      Apr 13
    • Pinterest pinhead
      To quote a cliche, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. To Americans born in America, it sounds god awful when it’s thick. Sexual attraction is the last thing felt when hearing that accent.

      The best you can do is get rid of as much if it as you can (like Satya), or be so outstanding in some other way that it’s overlooked.
      Apr 13
    • Apple industry
      Many people in the West who were raised without considerable exposure to Indian accent find it a big turn off for dating and mating purposes. I am sure there is science behind why that is so but griping about it just makes you sound entitled. You can’t control who gets attracted to what.
      Apr 13
    • Uber
      2muchblind

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      OP, Russell Peters (Indian American comedian) actually joked about this.

      Basically some accents are sexy and some are not. The French accent is sexy. The Indian accent
      ...well...not so much.

      I mean I hate to break this to you, but by working on your accent (possibly see a speech therapist) it’ll help you out a bit here and there.

      Maybe it’s not such an odd concept — if I were living in Spain, I would try to adapt my Spanish accent to be according to the locals. So I guess the concept makes sense.
      Apr 14
    • Amazon / Eng
      surewhynot

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      It's a myth that indian accent itself is a turn off. Actually, it's the lousy body language, weak vocabulary and an overall adherence to their home culture, that makes a significant portion of Indian men unsexy. When was the last time you saw a brown man who looked like he works out, reads a few books regularly and had an intelligent/informed opinion about something outside of their work or Cricket?
      If you can look well-groomed, sound educated, respect people and not be broke, then sky's the limit.
      /rantoff
      Apr 14
    • Spotify sflkw
      My Indian friends with light/no accidents (and are fairly western in behavior), have good jobs, are well traveled, and are adventurous and fit are all in serious relationships with girlfriends from every race.
      Apr 15
  • Uber
    2muchblind

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    2muchblindmore
    It’s very common for Asian women to want white men, just as it’s common for Asian men to want white women.

    Start looking outside just Indians.
    Apr 134
    • Apple industry
      OP’s problem is that no one wants to date Indian men.
      Apr 13
    • Pinterest pinhead
      Come on now, we all know WMAF is way more common than AMWF. Wanting something doesn’t mean you get it.

      AF date/marry outside their race way more than other women.

      And industry is right: Indian men, particularly foreign-born, will have a tough time outside of Indian women.
      Apr 13
    • Uber
      2muchblind

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      Is that the case though? American women don’t care about skin color as much as we think.

      It’s more about personality, confidence, respect, and fairness. That’s why said Indian women are attracted to educated white men in the first place, it’s not the color of their skin.

      Being fit, having a good and stable career, knowing how to dress well (enough), having good grammar and not too strong of an accent, are important too.
      Apr 13
    • Societe Generale
      okay12

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      YAAPIE
      Apr 13
  • Apple IBuF72
    Confirmation bias?
    Apr 136
    • Oath / MgmtAtinlay2
      ^This. Also I don’t think OP knows what traumatic means
      Apr 13
    • Microsoft / Otherpoi3
      OP
      It looks stupid, but when someone you're in a relationship with does it...
      Apr 13
    • Amazon Deedadoo
      Everyone knows white guys have it easier. How the fuck is it confirmation bias for the this guy?
      Apr 14
    • Oath / MgmtAtinlay2
      16 likes can’t be wrong
      Apr 14
    • Intel Who.Dis
      ^That just means a lot of people don’t understand (are equally biased)

      If North Korea has a large population that believes their leader is a God, are they correct?
      Apr 15
    • Oath / MgmtAtinlay2
      Then you are outnumbered. To answer your question, yes they are correct. Who are we to change it?
      Apr 15
  • Microsoft
    ToopyToo

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    ToopyToomore
    If all white men are being taken by non white women. Then who are white women dating?? There - your opportunity!!
    Apr 133
    • Pinterest pinhead
      At home with their cats.
      Apr 13
    • Microsoft / Otherpoi3
      OP
      They'd rather be with their cats, than with someone else.
      Apr 13
    • Microsoft / Otherpoi3
      OP
      Again, why do I get the leftovers?
      Apr 13
  • MailChimp jSFY768
    Maybe start by not calling women “leftovers,” and switching away from porn sites with “abuse” right in the fucking url
    Apr 132
    • Microsoft
      tech.ladki

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      And If the same comment was made about men who haven't been picked by any woman, I bet you wouldn't have had a problem with leftover term.
      Apr 13
    • Uber
      2muchblind

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      ^ pretty interesting assumption to make
      Apr 14
  • Apple BigBootey
    Have you considered that it’s very likely she left you not because you’re Indian, but because you’re an asshole?
    Apr 130
  • New cucu
    Not sure what to say with regards to your TC or whatever, but making judgements based on porn maybe isn’t the best idea.

    Sad old white men that fly to Thailand and film themselves having sex with $20 prostitutes doesn’t mean they’re being sought after.
    Apr 130
  • Citibank ic0n0clast
    Son you need some redpill knowledge up your bum. It's not necessarily about the skin color. You will have to 1> improve yourself 2> break the stereotype. I'm sure due to lack of brown men in leading roles in western media, our image is reduced to goofy tech guy or apu kinds but you have to surprise folks and break it. I'm sure the perception may be 'meh' by girls when they first meet you but your confidence and alpha behavior will give her bambi eyes. Step out of your shell, surprise people, own your ground. White folks may have it tad bit easy but the ones who swoop em all have very strong frames and have qualities whcih is appreciated by opposite sex. The nerdy ones are in same bucket as you.

    Focus on improving yourself. Emulate what you think would be attractive to your target audience. And rinse and repeat til you see positive reaction from them. It will all happen..

    Fellow brown guy
    Apr 131
    • Datometry / EngLangEr
      I second this. OP, break the stereotype. Last week, I went into one of the best nightclubs in the city wearing a T-shirt which had DESI written in big bold letters. I was pleasantly surprised at the response I got from people around me. Focus on improve yourself. It’s a rewarding journey. Good luck!
      Apr 15
  • Twitter Oomnj
    Lol People have preferences. I’m sure you’ve yours. Live and let live
    Apr 130
  • You can't leave a country because you are not confident, that's giving up. Never do that. You only move because you want to move.

    And you need help man, you can't let some women's words affect you in the long run. Go for therapy, it helps. And also not everyone wants white people. A confident well built brown man can do wonders :) (humble brag I know).
    Apr 131
    • New cucu
      Yep, therapy
      Apr 13
  • New parens
    Just wait them out. At 30+, you suddenly become the stable, dependable guy in a sea of spoiled, superficial brats.

    For me, dating as an Asian in my 30s is so much easier than dating in my 20s. Get in shape, dress well, take them out to a nice place, and just be a good listening ear. Your dance card will be full every week.
    Apr 145
    • Google hopless
      Yes but this is only because they are looking for the beta provider then. Be careful ...
      Apr 14
    • Cruise Automation dlehrnap9
      It’s not as though white guys are less dependable than others. The advice in your second paragraph applies to your 20s, or any age really.
      Apr 14
    • Cruise Automation dlehrnap9
      Yes, all white people are spoiled and incapable of having stable households at 30+. Glad we summed that up.

      Could your issue maybe be being close minded and incapable of self reflection/improvement?
      Apr 15
    • New parens
      Probably.
      Apr 15
    • Citibank ic0n0clast
      What the top guy said. Dont confuse being beta provider with being attractive. Sure it is attractive to a woman who need a daddy to take care of her and her child but if that's the ONLY reason she is into you, that's a problem. Test her out and sporadically dont provide. See if her behavior changes.
      Apr 16
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    • Cruise Automation dlehrnap9
      “Saves”? This is why they want white men.
      Apr 13
    • Cruise Automation dlehrnap9
      Your implication is that they’ll be single mothers because they date white men. That’s closed minded and racist. Women nowadays want more open minded and tolerant men who are confident in themselves, not a cowardly man who blames others and tries to control women.
      Apr 13
    • Cruise Automation dlehrnap9
      You’re a misogynist. Nothing to do with the women.
      Apr 13
  • Oracle not_larry
    The right answer is shaadi.com
    Apr 131
  • Cruise Automation dlehrnap9
    Where is the “don’t be a biiiiiitch” option?
    Apr 130
  • Microsoft
    tech.ladki

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    I tell my white/non Desi friends to be wary of dating Indians.
    As an Indian I know that Indians are among the most racist and superficial people who care more about lineage, financial status etc than personality.
    Apr 134
    • Microsoft T_T.
      Generalizing people into buckets by the place where they were born is same as categorizing them by astrological sciences. If you spend some time learning about human behaviour, you would quickly come across many studies done on humans which shows how little culture plays a part in daily living.
      Apr 14
    • Microsoft
      tech.ladki

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      Yawn. Which country do people breakup most purely for ethnic/lineage reasons?
      Apr 14
    • Microsoft T_T.
      Yawning closes your eyes, maybe that's why you can't see someone individually and rather categorize people generally. What's next? All Asians are good at math and all French are romantic?
      Apr 14
    • Microsoft
      tech.ladki

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      Apparently you don't want to to answer the question.
      Here is a hint : take a look at Indian matrimony
      Apr 14
  • Salesforce tensorchic
    Women and dating aren't the only reason to live. Find someone who cares about you and not the color of your skin. We are all red inside.
    Apr 130
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      tech.ladki

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      I'm too an Indian woman.
      I find Indian culture to be the most superficial and materialistic one. Open any Indian matrimony vs any American dating site.
      Just curious, what do you like so much about Desi culture? And doesn't the superficiality of indian culture turn you off?
      Apr 13
  • Microsoft jewkdir
    I know a few Asian girls who dated Indian men. I don’t think skin color or nationality matters. India is not as bad as some countries and even the men from those countries have no problems dating people of other races. But you need to do somethings to have a good date. That might lack from many Indians who are not used to dating culture. Think about this. Most people are from culture where they don’t marry via arrangement. They had been dating since middle school or high school. Can you be as good as them? Of course! Do you need a lot of learnings? Yes. Think about how much effort you put in for promotion. Many people put more effort on dating than that. You gotta make a choice to be good at something.
    Apr 131
    • Pinterest pinhead
      To be date a non-Indian you need to be as unstereotypically-Indian as you can be. What does that tell you?

      Exceptional people of any race have no trouble with other races, but they are definitionally exceptions.
      Apr 13
  • Microsoft T Kilvish
    Bro chill kar.. 7 saal pehle ki baat ko kya pakad ke ro raha hai.. jab sahi ladki life mein aayegi toh tujhe pata chalega sab ladkiya teri ex jesi ch**tiya nahi hoti!

    Hoti bhi ho toh sabke parents gore launde se shaadi ke liye maanege thodi! 🙅‍♂️
    Apr 130
  • Cruise Automation dlehrnap9
    What was this girls complaint about you?
    Apr 131
    • Societe Generale
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      We need a grievance form now
      Apr 13
  • Oracle alwzangry
    You troll: your story has nothing to do with your poll
    Apr 140

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