Originally Posted by javyn
Also, I remember having a discussion with her on how in Japan women (all people?) who had rounder eyes and thinner lips were considered more attractive. I don't know if it was just typical female insecurity bullshit coming from her on that, or if there was really something to it. Her eyes were much narrower, and lips full, and I thought it was teh awesome.
No, there is something to it, which explains 1) the reason lots of the beautiful Chinese starlets now being imported to the States, Zhang Zhizhi being the most prominent, have those facial features (larger, rounder eyes and smaller lips/mouths, combined with a fine facial structure, and 2) the (partial) reason you see very few Asian guys with black women, and a significantly higher number of (east) Asian guys with white women. I would say that for guys that are brought up in Asia, being attracted to black women is sort of the equivalent of chubby chasing in the States or Europe. In other words, these guys are definitely being attracted to qualities that deviate from the accepted norm of beauty. The same goes with Asian women and black guys in particular, although, just like in the US, there is a lot more latitude in what constitutes an attractive male as opposed to an attractive female.
As for non-Asians not really being about to distinguish the really beautiful Asian girls from the so-so down to the outright homely, imhe, I've seen a disproportionate fraction of rather unattractive Asian girls with white, latino, and black dudes.