The image you put forward has to be stronger than any negative stereotypes about you

A common question I get is, 'I'm_race, can I get_race of woman?'

Just last weekend, I had a student ask an interesting question. He was a cool guy, decent looks, good style. And yet he asked me,

'Can I get white women even though I'm Asian?'

I was blown away - and I told him of course he could, but he had to have a stronger image than something generic.

My image is not 'white'. If the first thing a woman thought when she saw me was 'This guy is white', then I'd be in trouble. I'd be super-boring.

No way!

Think typical 'suburban guy'. I don't have a suburban guy image.

The thing is, Caucasian is the majority in America. If you're Caucasian in America, any image is stronger than the fact you're white.

Whereas if you're another race, it might be a stronger image.

This works for and against some races that are stereotypical as being powerful and masculine.

But what if you're not one of those? The sad reality is that some races have stereotypes attached to them in certain places.

Here's what you need:

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