Race is still a tricky minefield to traverse when it comes to dating, and perhaps no ethnic group is sicker of being fetishized by horny losers than Asian women. Everybody knows (or has been) that guy with the thing for Asian girls, but writer Kaitlyn Dreyling is here to put to rest the fantasy of the "submissive lotus flower" with the top 10 things you should never say to an Asian woman. (Remember, you want to have a happy ending, not turn her off with a stupid joke about one.)

(Also check out 10 Things You Should Never Say to a Black Woman and 10 Things You Should Never Say to a Tall Woman.)

10. "Where are you from? No, where are you really from?" (There are such Asians that are actually born in America. Don't think we're all from "the Orient.")

9. "Ni Hao. Konnichiwa. Etc." (First of all, she might not be Chinese or Japanese. Secondly, she might only speak English. Thirdly, back to #10, some of us are actually born in America.)

8. "Do you date white (black, Latino) guys?" (If you're trying to see if you have a chance, we get that.)

7. "I've always wanted to marry an Asian woman." (Why? Because of the stereotypes of a submissive, cooking, sex slave? Clearly you have an Asian fetish.)

6. "My favorite food is sushi." (And I like pizza, so?)

Read the top five things you shouldn't say after the jump.

5. "My first girlfriend was Chinese/Japanese/Korean." (That just underscores you're a serial fetishist.)

4. "I have a black belt in karate." (I have a yoga class twice a week. Big deal.)

3. "Hey, China doll." (Not a compliment -- another form of stereotyping.)

2. "I'm better built than an Asian dude, if you know what I mean." (Fortunately, you won't need to prove that.)

1. "Me love you long time." (Guess what: Not every Asian woman worked during the Vietnam War as a hooker.)

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