In summer 2015, I learned that the relationship I have been in for years is commonly characterized as a so-called ‘AMWF’ relationship online. On the very same day I found a big community consisting of blogs with Western females sharing their experiences with their East-Asian partners, boyfriends, husbands and their families. They turned out to live all around the world, in North America, Europe and even more turned out to be expats living in East Asia.
Many of them use the ‘AMWF’ tag to be found online easier by like-minded people. ‘AMWF’ is the short form for ‘Asian Male and a Western Female’ and is used to describe a love relationship consisting of – yes – an Asian guy and a Western girl. But what exactly does ‘AMWF’ describe?