Article on interracial dating
But as Vivienne Chen points out in her article, this situation is also not entirely the fault of just white men stereotyping Asian females.
This can be seen and has been discussed in numerous research studies, books, blogs and shows, which looked at the objectification and fetishization of Asian women by non-Asians.
While not all non-Asian men who date Asian women are part of this yellow fever stereotype, there is still an overwhelming bias for relationships and marriages between white men and Asian women.
An article in the April 2011 issue of National Geographic Magazine breaks this down by showing gender and race within interracial marriages for the year 2008 (data from the Pew Research Center).
Aug 12, 2015 Photo: Matthew Moy in Two Broke Girls with Kat Dennings While this may be the 21st century, interracial relationships are still considered unusual, especially when it comes to Asian men dating non-Asian women.
This is in part because of two prevailing stereotypes facing Asians and dating, yellow fever and the Asian man as not sexy.
These stereotypes can be seen in several shows, such as The Mindy Project and Two Broke Girls while other shows such as Selfie attempt to break these boundaries.
There is also the real life example of singer Lorde and her boyfriend James Lowe and the backlash they experienced concerning their relationship.
Whites and Asians came out second at about 43,100 marriages that year.
More interesting is the fact that 74 percent of those marriages were between a white male and Asian female with the remaining 26 percent for white females and Asian men.
The top group for that year was whites and Hispanics at about 116,000 marriages.
Also interesting to note was the fact that the study found that black women were the least likely to intermarry with Asian men second.