dating in China
Advice and true stories about dating in China, from one Western woman with a Chinese husband.
After years in China, I’d given up on finding a mainland Chinese guy. There were still cuties, but I knew that the cultural aspect was mafan (trouble).
You told your friend about how dissatisfied you were with your boyfriend. You said his salary of “only” 8,000 RMB a month wasn’t good enough.
I could feel your heartbreak in the messages you sent to me. I know what it’s like. I’ve had Asian boyfriends break up with me out of the blue.
In this guest article Nicolas Chan takes us on a tour of the local dating landscape and offers pointers to those hoping to ‘swipe right’ in China.
“I really want to kiss you, Ava, but I’m scared that I might get AIDS because all Africans have AIDS.” I was literally struck dumb at his ignorance.
It’s fascinating that a relationship could either be really simple, or incredibly complicated and worthy of long discussions, depending on your culture.
in China, I found the sexiest men that I’d ever known. It took crossing an entire ocean to realize that my assumptions about dating in China were a lie.
“I’m not sure how Asian my future husband will be. But I know that if he won’t ask for my bag, I’ll…teach him to…because it makes me feel (cared for).”
Charlotte Edwards-Zhang, who blogs at Chinese Potpourri, just had a nifty article published at Yoyo Chinese titled What to Expect When Dating a Chinese Guy. And I’m thrilled to have contributed my thoughts to the article, along with Jo Kelly-Bai of Life Behind the Wall. Here’s a snippet of the piece: A decade ago, my […]
My interview with Ray Hecht about his memoir “Pearl River Drama: Dating in China”, an honest and compelling look into his love life in Southern China.