I recall much argument that night among us four travelers about what my friend should have done or what each of us would have done, but I never blamed him.Each generation can only try to make fewer mistakes than the last. I never thought I had a type, but I had also never dated anyone who wasn't white before I met my current girlfriend.As we approached Chicago, I called him from a pay phone (this was pre-cell phone era) to let him know when we were arriving.
I am Asian-American, and my college (and post-college) boyfriend was (and still is, I guess) half black and half white.
Now we were on a first date because I am a crazy narcissist.
I asked him careful questions about his years in the service and his home country.
One time I memorized a whole Hebrew pop song just to impress this Israeli guy," he said to me with eyes the size of my grandma's matzoh balls.
He started singing and I envisioned my Hebrew school teacher Mr. I asked him what he likes about Jewish guys and the answer, of course, didn't surprise me: "Oh, it's their beards for sure.