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Represented by an S shape, dragons are depicted on artifacts dating back to the Dong Son-Au Lac culture, which existed in northern Vietnam in the first millennium B. Later came the cult of Tu Phap, or the Four Miracles.

Given our immigrant roots, most Asian girls endure a latent insecurity about everything from our boobs to our patriotism (both things that are just slightly there). But if you're going to lock it down and marry your Oriental princess, you must know one final thing: in Chinese wedding traditions, the groom pays for the wedding.

So, as her white, Jewish (80% of the time), totally-secure-and-normal boyfriend, you better be prepared for when your girlfriend mistakes "soup or salad" for "super salad." And since Asians have eyes like gravy boats, her crying jags are bound to extend late into the night. STEP FOUR: Locking it Down If you've made it this far, then you know all the dirty secrets of dating an Asian girl. You know we pretend to love drinking, even though we turn into full-blown red-faced injuns when we do. (According to my mom, the tradition stems from the groom's family giving the bride's family a cow in exchange for her.) So, if you're going to marry an Asian, get ready to empty your pockets.

In Asian myths, no creature is as impressive as the dragon.

For Vietnamese peasants, the dragon was a vivid symbol of the fourfold deity-clouds, rain, thunder and lighting.

Its mane, ears and beard flutter gracefully behind, while its lithe, undulating body soars above the waves.

The dragon was usually depicted inside a stone, a piece of wood, a bodhi leaf, or a lotus petal.

Taking this as a good omen, he named the new capital Thang Long, or City of the Soaring Dragon. The Ly king had a cluster of shops and inns built up to the walls of an ancient temple once dedicated to the dragon deity.

One night, the dragon deity revealed himself in the form of a violent northerly wind, which knocked down all of the houses but left the temple intact.

Of course, dating an Asian girl is very different from dating your typical Nancy or Betty.

So, in order to snag yourself a Mulan, I present to you a White Man's Guide to Dating Asian Girls.

You probably know by now that having an Asian girlfriend is a rite of passage for all white men.