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In my life, I've often encountered a certain type of Western guy who was attracted to Asian women. He tended to be older, white and yes, creepy. I wanted to know why, so I set out to make a documentary. I'm also creating a companion project, " They're All So Beautiful ," an online video series and forum to discuss the nuances of race, romance and " yellow fever.

Though the concept dates back centuries, dating Asian women, or, more accurately, the idea Asian women are hot dating Asian women, has officially gone mainstream.

While I spoke to a lot of aging white men, I also spoke with young hipsters, black men and Latinos who desire Asian women. I heard from Asian, Asian-American and many other women about their encounters with Asian women are hot so-called "yellow fever. Throughout all this, a common thread emerged: Understanding the difference between fantasy and reality made all the difference for these people and the true stories they shared.

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Asian women make perfect wives. They have good family values and cater to the man. Around BCE, Confucius outlined relationships in which wives looked up to their husbands in perfect harmony.

Times have changed, but the myth that Asian women make doting and dutiful wives still persists. Julia Ma, owner and matchmaker of Your Asian Connection, says men who join her club are seeking "the old picture of Asian women -- traditional, take care of husband, cook dinner, clean house. Her female clients are educated, often tech-savvy and, like her, many Asian women are hot been divorced.

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She believes that Western men are more accepting of this, yet conversely are thought to have poorer family values. Still, Julia describes the high pressure in Asian societies for women to start families at younger ages than in the West. She proudly states that her female clients are "flexible" and "want to Asian women are hot together as a family unit" -- but she's quick to note that they're "picky" and have high expectations.

To them, marriage must be a two-sided contract. A wife gives face to her husband in public, but in honoring his end in private, he must put family first not himselfcater to her in-laws and, as is traditional in countries like China and Japan, hand over control of the bank accounts to her.

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