China dating custons

09 Jul

That's not to say that a man looking for an exotic but obedient helpmate can't find love with a Chinese woman, just that it's easy to offend if you let stereotypes guide your dating attempts.A decade ago, my plans for coming to China included teaching for a year, two...maybe even three, before returning to the US to start my teaching career.Since my experience was limited to just my husband, I got some additional input from two American bloggers living in China: Jocelyn Eikenburg writes Both talk about their relationships with their Chinese significant others.Here are some of our insights about dating Chinese guys: Chinese guys, with pressure from their parents and coming from a different culture of dating, by-and-large date to marry.From my experience at least, contrary to some stereotypes, getting free English lessons doesn’t seem to be a big priority for them when it comes to dating Westerners.With filial piety being taught in school from first-grade on, I've found that Chinese adults take their parents' word very seriously.In contrast though, Chinese guys who date Western women, tend to stay in China.

You'll meet people who were born in the United States and have never lived in China, but who still follow traditional Chinese culture.I've heard stories from second-hand sources about Chinese women wanting to date to get better at English or get a green card.All of the Chinese women that have married Western men that I know of have returned to his home country soon after the wedding.You'll also find people who moved here as adults but are completely comfortable with American-style dating.And of course, you'll find everything in between as well.