Buy American? Date American?

The common theme regarding American women as deteriorating products (at an aggregate level) in the dating market prompts questions regarding the feasibility of dating American women. After reading contentions from both sides, I noticed the climate of such discourse mimics that of discourse on the feasibility of buying products made in America vs buying those made in foreign countries.

Although being of unequal footing among each other determines purchasing power/affordability for different quality of products (or women), men are the ultimate gatekeepers of commitment. Therefore it makes sense to assess the discourse by viewing men as buyers who weigh option before making a purchase (commitment) with the hopes of minimizing the risk of buyers’ remorse (resentful precursor to break-ups, if applicable).

Pro: In-Group Preference & Sovereignty Preservation

Like buying American products, those in favor of dating American women wish to secure the prosperity and posterity of fellow citizens within the bounds of the American soil. When you buy American or even local products, you stimulate the local economy. Money circulates within the community, which keeps the economy afloat. When Americans date, marry, and start families, they invest their time and energy for the future. Americans as a whole benefit from the effort when done effectively.

Selling the idea of continuously dating American women is akin to doing that of continuously buying American products. This would be the practical modus operandus if buyers focus on the principle of sovereignty preservation (nationalism), regardless of the product’s actual quality – all while investing more time and to improve local qualities.

Con: Seeking Quality & Focusing on ROI

While some buyers stick to purchasing local products out of principle, others focus on maximizing the value regardless of location. Consumers may opt to shop at distant grocery stores instead of farmers’ market due to price differences for (perceived) marginal quality differences. Even if more distant products may be of a less quality, they are significantly cheaper than local merchandises. By the same token, men may choose to date foreign women due to the perceived notion that foreign women are superior to American women, both in the ease of courtship process and in their innate qualities.

Men/buyers choose not to invest their time on correcting or improving the quality of local products due to the perceived marginal return on investment (ROI). Instead, they prioritize the value of items over sovereignty preservation, regardless of the location from which said products originate (globalism). By seeking higher quality products elsewhere, they minimize the cost/time wasted, which maximizes ROI.

Bottom Line: Principles & Priorities

Look beyond the superficial reasons presented. Read between the lines. Seek underlining factors that steer their positions. Those favoring American women promote the preservation of Americanism, despite acknowledging the practical efficiency of dating foreign women. Those favoring foreign women prioritize value of women, despite acknowledging that good American women still exist.

Opinion differences are mere “symptoms” of different mentalities. Failure to detect fundamental differences results in a circular logic and frustration.