Last week I met my friend Zhang from Taiwan for some language exchange. He told me the latest goss on his dating success (not so successful) and stated, with a sigh, that he now wanted to give up on 'gold diggers from the mainland and date a western girl.'
As he has no previous experience from dating western girls he wanted to ask me (being a western girl, obviously) some questions first:
-OK, so first of all Jonna.. do you think I am fat?
-Yes! (he's TINY! If he is 'fat' then I am obese! Christ!)
-Why do you even ask that?
-Well two of my friends have made remarks about it lately, so I want your honest opinion.
(Quite strange to have that conversation with a guy actually....I thought that topic belonged to teenage girls' circles?)
We sat quiet for a while. Then I asked:
-So, if you thought I put on weight.. would u then tell me?
-Do you think I would have been happy to hear it from you?
-Maybe not very happy... but grateful that I told you.
-so... if I put on weight.. don't u think I would have noticed it myself then? All my clothes would have been tighter!
-Oh... well, yeah, that is true.
-Zhang, do NOT tell me if I put on weight, ok?!
-And do never tell a western girl that either. Not if you are planning on dating her for a while at least....
Since we were being so honest and straight, Zhang went on by asking:
-So, do you think I have a chance with a western girl?
-Eh... Sure?! Well, it depends on the girl of course!
-Yeah, but I mean, do you think western girls will find me attractive?
-Eh... like I said, it depends on the girl.
-Do you think I look good?
Gosh! I am not used to this!!! Straight on questions: 'do you think I am fat/ do you think I look good'?! Those are the 2 questions u never ask and therefore never have to answer.
Finally, Zhang wanted to know:
-So do you have any western girlfriends that you can introduce me to?
-Hm.. I am afraid that they are all bigger than you (like really, he's tiny), but I'll keep my eyes open and if I bump into a smaller girl, I'll let u know.