As we say “Zaijian” to 2012, I’d like to also look back on some of the best of 2012 — 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 Facebook, Twitter, Weibo 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 five:
Some Western women complain about a lack of effort from men in China when it comes to asking them out. But they forget the barriers he must overcome just to say “Ni Hao.” That’s why I offered these three reasons why the ladies should step it up and make that first move — and it clearly got your attention.
I channeled some memories of the days when John and I dated semi-long-distance (he studied in Shanghai, while I worked in Hangzhou) to share some useful idioms to let that special someone know, I couldn’t wait for you to come.
I shared five profiles of contemporary Asian men with non-Asian wives, who truly inspired me in different ways — from Stephen Chu to David Suzuki. (And this one must have inspired you too.)
Never say never. Just as I never imagined I’d one day move to China, learn the language, and fall in love, so this young woman never expected she’d start dating a Chinese national.
Whenever I write about Chinese men and sex, it always gets you talking — especially this time, with the added angle of prostitution thrown in. It’s the hottest post of the year (pun intended).