Featured in Global Times Article: On the Fast Track to Love | Speaking of China

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  1. orange_rain
    orange_rain August 15, 2011 at 3:18 am | | Reply

    I can well agree with this article. My chinese husband once told me that he likes to have social and outgoing girls as a friend but he prefers his wife to be more shy person (like me).

    And we haven’t really had any kind of cultural clashes.. Maybe because he has been living outside of China already for about 6 years (in Australia and Finland) so he is well-adapted to different cultures. I have also never heard him saying ‘I love you’ in chinese, but then again I have just started my chinese languagestudies so we only use english as our common language for now..

  2. Sveta
    Sveta August 15, 2011 at 5:12 am | | Reply

    Congrats. I know that this is late in coming, but thanks for answering my question 🙂 Sorry that my gratitude is late.

  3. ordinary malaysian
    ordinary malaysian August 15, 2011 at 2:21 pm | | Reply

    Jocelyn, what you said is quite right. A Chinese man would show his love by sending his partner all the way to her door or apartment like you said. This is also what happens here in Malaysia. And he is also likely to say I like you even he means I love you. And may I add he is also likely to buy you food. Of course, mores are changing with more and more intercultural relationships blossoming as a result of globalisation.

  4. Bruce
    Bruce August 15, 2011 at 3:44 pm | | Reply

    I’m shy ,too 🙂 lol. Chinese men are very smart with women appearances in general. Of course, we want beautiful looking women as our gfs or wives ;however, we will normally pick gf or wife material women over very beautiful women without qualities. I mean most women are extremely beautiful but if they’re not our long term targets we don’t marry them. We want women to be low maintenance not high maintenance . If I was a single guy right now, I would say I love you and kiss her when I walk to her door lol.

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