I am a newbie here and I have never ever bias to anyone or any nationalities. And, I don’t want to be rude and impolite. This topic doesn’t aim to English native speakers who are truly active, serious and humble language partner.
Some of English native speakers, not at all, are finding other kind of partnership, not just language. That was awful.
I had 2 male language partners who come from U.S and UK. Firstly, we made friends in the italki and shared other way to communicate and chat. The English man will come to my country next month and wants to learn Vietnamese, so it is ideal for both of us. We shared imessage numbers.
After greetings and introduction, he requested me sending picture to know more each other. I thought It was ok because I could see who I was talking with and it was a friendly way to partnership. He sent to me his pics (portrait, face image) and I did. But after that, he requested a bikini picture. I felt so surprised and thought that it weren’t reasonable for a new friend. I tried to make his emotion down a little bit by asking something but he replied that he couldn’t talk anymore without my bikini pics or my legs image. OMG. I felt so shocked. I thought this was not about culture issue anymore.
I asked myself what he is looking for from a language partner. He disrespected me as well as the sprits of the italki. If he needed other kind of partnership, he might move to other forum to meet his demand. I’d be silent but I don’t want someone continues like that.