As I often explain in discussing a different culture, people are pretty much the same everywhere you go. The thing is, our behavior is expressed through the filter of our society and culture. I live in China, and dating Chinese women is somewhat different from dating in the west unless you meet a Chinese woman who has lived in the west for a significant period. There will having an asian girlfriend different gender roles, and having an asian girlfriend experiences suggest that Asian women can be pretty damn stubborn on these points. I read someone talking about Japanese women expecting to control the household money — same here in China.