Asians Increasingly Marrying Other Asians

Having read Skarphedin’s post on inter-racial dating and marriage, this is no surprise:

Asian-Americans still have one of the highest interracial marriage rates in the country, with 28 percent of newlyweds choosing a non-Asian spouse in 2010, according to census data. But a surge in immigration from Asia over the last three decades has greatly increased the number of eligible bachelors and bachelorettes, giving young people many more options among Asian-Americans. It has also inspired a resurgence of interest in language and ancestral traditions among some newlyweds.

 More diversity often means more segregation.
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One thought on “Asians Increasingly Marrying Other Asians

  1. Interesting development. I wonder how it is playing out, vis-a-vis the sexes; generally, Asian-born women tend to prefer white guys, finding them more ‘alpha’ than their own. However, I suspect that Asian-American ones are less likely to favour white guys, having absorbed the values of their white American sisters, so may be more open than their FOB sisters, to pairing up with FOB Asian guys.

    Don’t know how it works the other way, with Asian-American guys, except they may well, by the same token, favour unassimilated Asian FOB girls to Americanized, American-born Asian girls…

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