Ask the Yangxifu: Dealing with “When Will You Get Married?” & Other Awkward Chinese Family Questions
A Western woman living in Asia with her Chinese boyfriend wonders how to deal with awkward questions from his mom, like “When will you get married?”
“I hope my Chinese boyfriend will someday…find a way to accept that his girlfriend’s income will probably always be more stable than his.”
A Chinese-American man named “Mr. Fortunate” had a shocking affair with a Western woman and feels torn about what he did. (Reader discretion advised.)
Gerald writes: “I replied that I’d had an interest in Chinese culture…. She then asked me if by interest in Chinese culture, I actually meant the girls.”
A Chinese man from Beijing currently studying in America wants to know how to meet Western women there with an interest in China.
Svetlana, who once dated a Korean guy studying in America, at first, couldn’t understand his reluctance to celebrate the Korean Lunar New Year in America.
An anonymous Chinese man writes, “We became an office tryst. Nobody knew what was going on between us. I liked the fact that secrecy added fire to our sex.”
It sounded crazy to me. To think that some Chinese men thought I wouldn’t want to date them just because I’m an American woman!
An author writes, “If you’re an Asian guy looking for a girlfriend…AM anything creeps women out regardless of whether they like Asian men or not.”
“He once left me sobbing on a hotel chaise lounge, naked and overlooking the Hong Kong skyline…this was what it was like…to become an artist’s mistress”