A special book reading & signing at Chapters – Metrotown
Saturday, March 6, 2010
Dating the Ethnic Man: Strategies for Success
The only book of its kind is taking the world by storm!
"Though my Pakistani boyfriend says he loves me, he refuses to introduce me to his family"
“My black boyfriend criticizes everything about my race. What’s that about?”
"I've got a thing for oriental men. My friends think I'm weird. Is it ok to be attracted to a specific
race?" - Jill
"My family would be upset if I told them I'm dating an Indian man. Should I keep it secret?"
Concerns like these are common in the dating scene in North America, where inter-racial dating thrives.
Cross-cultural romances are now common. But they bring new problems.
If you’re a woman considering a relationship with an ethnic man, this insightful, just-published book will enlighten you to the influences that religion, family obligations, and peer pressure may have on your partner’s ability to fully commit to you.
Through practical advice and case studies, you’ll learn how to address and embrace cultural differences, while enriching your experiences of life and each other. Questions for contemplation and an in-depth compatibility test provide additional insights into the ethnic man’s values, sexual matters, and emotional conflicts.
About the Author:
In private practice as a Registered Counsellor and Clinical Sexologist since 1997, Dr Faizal, a “pioneer in multicultural sex and relationship therapy,” is also an Instructor at Capilano University. He writes a monthly advice column (Dear Faizal) published in Canadian Immigrant magazine, hosts a radio advice show (Love Across Cultures) on Link, CBCRadio Canada International, is a media consultant (for print, radio and television) on multicultural relationship issues, is a clinical counselling supervisor, and is the National Communications Director for the Canadian Professional CounsellorsAssociation. Through these channels, he has spent most of his adult life building bridges between cultures. He lives in Vancouver, Canada, with his wife and two daughters.
Praise for Dating the Ethnic Man:
“Dating the Ethnic Man is a must-read for anyone involved in a multicultural relationship….
Dr Faizal offers explanations that will help couples understand each other on many levels: family, culture, religion, values, etc….This book will surely help to avoid many pitfalls along the journey toward matrimonial bliss.”
- Dr Laurie Betito, Psychologist and Radio Host
“Dr Sahukhan gives a unique perspective on dating dynamics that I’ve yet to see on book shelves. A must-read for all singles looking for multicultural romance.”
—Dr Trina Read, Sexologist and author of Till Sex Do Us Part
“Dating the Ethnic Man is a marvelously provocative book that rips open the intimate fabric of cross-cultural romance. I think every multicultural couple will find passages here that make them say, ‘That’s it—our problem, our situation.’ It’s also an immensely helpful book for Western men in relationship with ethnic women, since they experience the same clash between individualist and collectivist thinking.”
—Kurt Preinsperg, PhD, Instructor of Philosophy, Langara College, Vancouver, BC
“Dating the Ethnic Man is a rare and timely guide that will help any woman on the journey of love with an ethnic man. It discusses all the major roadblocks on that route, including the challenging attitudes toward relationships, sex and gender that ethnic men often hold. Faizal Sahukhan, a respected and experienced therapist in the area of multicultural romance, sets out the solutions that will enhance your chances of avoiding the culture clash and building a satisfying relationship.”
—John Ince, author of Politics of Lust
“A fascinating read…a very interesting book.”
Stephen Quinn, Host of On the Coast, CBC radio 690 AM, Vancouver, BC
“Call him the cross-cultural love guru: Faizal Sahukhan says there’s a blueprint for East-meets-West success”
The Globe and Mail
“Sahukhan’s very passionate about helping couples from different cultures understand each other”
For further information, or to schedule an interview, please contact:
Faizal H. Sahukhan, PhD, DACS, RPC, MPCP