Chinese men dating culture
So we’ve gotten a few questions lately about dating in China.It’s an interesting topic that hits on a lot of key cultural touchpoints, so I want to take a few minutes to talk about this.The stereotype has always been Chinese girls, foreign men.But now more and more Western women are studying, working and marrying in China, and they are discovering the charms of their Chinese husbands and writing about the experience. When Megan Millward came to Hangzhou in the summer of 2007 on her first trip to China, she did not expect to meet the man she would spend the rest of her life with after just four days.
As a first generation Chinese American, I grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area, a major hub for multitudes of Asians and Asian Americans.I had always understood certain facets of everyday life as norms since most of my peers were like me and grew up in households like mine.I never attributed tenets as simple as honoring and respecting elders, especially parents, to my ethnic upbringing.Right now (October 2013) I’m living together with my Cantonese boyfriend and his parents.
We are in the process of renovating the old family house for us.The 25-year-old Canadian recalls meeting her husband in the dormitory where she was living while studying at Zhejiang University, and being instantly drawn to him. Millward, who is earning her master's degree, and her husband, Zhang Lie, are in the minority of cross-cultural relationships in a country where it's common to see foreign men dating and marrying Chinese women but not necessarily the other way around.