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Speaking of China’s Top 5 Friday Posts For 2013

8550989549_264549fd8cAs we say “Zaijian” to 2013, I’d like to reflect on some of the best content of the year — starting with the best of this year’s Friday posts.

Before I unveil the most popular Friday posts of the year, don’t forget…if you like the site, you can also follow me on FacebookTwitterWeibo and Pinterest (at the latter, I maintain a growing board of photos of couples of Chinese men and Western women).

Here they are, starting with number 5:

#5: Fenshou: “I Was Once Engaged to a Chinese Man”

In April, I launched a new series called “Fenshou”, featuring stories of love lost and unrequited love. This tale, which kicked things off, described how an engagement to a fellow from a prominent Beijing family went awry — and also got readers talking.

#4: Ask the Yangxifu: Does He Like Me? Signs a Chinese Man Might Be Into You

An onslaught of e-mails early in 2013, all asking the same question in different ways, inspired me to pen this post.

#3: Yin-Yang: On Love, Fighting and Finding Harmony in a Chinese-Western Marriage

R of China Elevator Stories, who became a newlywed earlier in 2013, submitted this candid essay about the ups and downs in her own marriage. It was very reminiscent of the challenges Jun and I weathered early in our own relationship.

#2: Three Things I Wish I Had Known About Dating in China

I reflected upon some of the lessons I’d learned from my experiences dating in China — and wrote them up in this popular post!

#1: Calling All Asian Men: What Do You Love About Western Women?

During March (the month that includes Int’l Women’s Day) I sent a shout-out to all the Asian men out there, asking you to comment in on what you love about us (or that special woman in your life). And, boy, did you respond!

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3 Responses

  1. chinaelevatorstories
    chinaelevatorstories December 27, 2013 at 4:39 pm | | Reply

    Such an honor and surprise that my essay is featured in your top 5 for 2013.

  2. Sveta
    Sveta December 28, 2013 at 2:15 pm | | Reply

    Hard to believe 2013 is coming to an end. Had a really bad year, but then nothing to look forward to next year. Ah well, there’s stability in books, books, and books! I give up on dating of any type completely, and I’ll be happy where I am, so please no platitudes of how I’ll find someone and all those lies. Thanks!

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