Asian dating: tips for visiting China

If you are interested in Asian dating, you might eventually travel to China.  Traveling to China is a great way to become accustomed to the country’s rich and historic culture, and it will also allow you to spend time with someone you have met online.

China

However, taking a trip to China can rattle even the worldliest of travelers.  This is completely understandable because China is a huge country with many different languages, dialects, and subcultures.

In an effort to make your visit to China as rewarding as your Asian dating efforts, we’ve put together some tips you might find helpful:

  • Pay attention to currency protocol. This might be a challenge, but do a little research before you go.  For example, in Shanghai, don’t use large denominations of paper money for taxis if you can avoid it; they prefer coins.  In the Northern and Western regions, they usually prefer paper money.
  • Learn how to order rice.  Impress your Chinese girlfriend by ordering rice the right way.  In China, rice isn’t usually served with the meal in restaurants.  Instead, it is considered a cheap way to fill up at the end of the meal.  If you want your rice with the meal, be clear by saying “mifan mashang”, which means, “rice right away.”
  • Bring your own toilet paper.  It is rare to find toilet paper in public restrooms throughout China.  Bring your own.
  • Beware of breakfast.  Except for internationally branded hotels and large cities, most hotel breakfasts in China cater to the locals.  This is fine if you love pickles and congee in the morning.  Bring your favorite cereal with you or find some fruit if the local breakfast does not appeal to you.
  • Don’t worry; they’re not really angry.  Chinese people like to converse very passionately, which might appear to a Westerner as though they are arguing.  In most cases, this isn’t what’s happening.
  • Need someone who speaks English?  People under the age of 25 are more likely to speak both English and standard Mandarin in addition to one of the many Chinese dialects.

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