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About Marcus Crellin

Marcus is the founder of China Love Date

Belong to a Chinese dating site? Visit Beijing

If you belong to a Chinese dating site, there is a good chance you might be making a trip to China in the very near future. When you visit the country, you might want to know how to tour the city of Beijing with a romantic focus, so we’ve put some ideas together to help you get started!

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Your favorite Chinese dating site might not tell you just how spectacular Beijing is. Although it might not seem like it at first, it is a great city for an unconventional yet completely romantic getaway. Here’s why:

  • Plush hotels. Like any metropolitan city, Beijing offers a number of plush hotels that are perfect for a romantic weekend away. Whether you want imperial or modern luxury, this city offers something for everyone. Consider the likes of Aman at Summer Palace, the Park Hyatt Beijing, or even the Commune by the Great Wall.
  • Endless sights. You’ll want to see the Great Wall when you visit China, but the country has a lot of other wonderful places to experience as well. Stroll through Ritan Park or Beihai Park to catch a glimpse of tranquil temples and luscious landscapes. You might also want to check out the Forbidden City.
  • The restaurants. Food is intertwined deeply within the Chinese culture, and you’ll definitely want to experience the local cuisine on your trip to Beijing. For an urban date night, check out the Metro Café or the Green T House for an avant-garde fusion feel. Don’t miss Source, a Sichuan restaurant housed in a restored Qing Dynasty mansion.

Have a great time!

What Chinese dating sites won’t tell you about cherries

When you sign up for Chinese dating sites, you probably don’t expect to learn anything about the availability of cherries in China. However, this is actually a topic worth exploring.

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With the Chinese New Year right around the corner – the big celebration happens this year on February 18th – there was a question as to whether or not the country would have enough cherries for the celebration because it falls later than usual this year.

Thanks to some really great timing for Tasmanian growers, there will be no cherry shortage! In fact, 2015 may very well be the year of the Tasmanian cherry.

In case you didn’t already know, the Chinese New Year is based on the lunar cycle and the dates are shifted every year. Because the dates move around so much, there is no guarantee that a particular year will have a good cherry harvest.

Cherries are a big part of the celebration and are often given as gifts during this time. Most cherries are a deep, rich red – a color that is revered in Chinese culture. The Chinese believe that the color red brings good luck. This is why they give a red envelope that contains money at weddings and other celebrations.

When you’re chatting to any lovely ladies you’ve met on any Chinese dating sites, now you know a little bit about cherries and the Chinese New Year!

Asian dating and American Christmas traditions

Part of the fun of Asian dating is sharing our cultures with each other, and the truth is that some of our cultural practices are quite entertaining! For example, consider the phenomenon of movies and Chinese food on Christmas.

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Although this odd tradition is primarily observed by American Jews on the birthday of Jesus, many non-Jews have started to join in. This entails exactly what it sounds like: you go to see a movie and eat at a Chinese restaurant on Christmas. The tradition has even been iconized in holiday movies like A Christmas Story.

Although the movies and Chinese food tradition isn’t a formal thing, it is a fun aspect of American culture and something that you might want to share with someone. It could actually be a fun way to introduce your Chinese girlfriend to American Christmas traditions, especially if she happens to be visiting during the holiday season.

You could also take the more traditional route and take her ice-skating, holiday shopping, and Christmas caroling. These are other traditions that she might have seen in Western films.

Remember that Asian dating is all about finding love, having fun, and learning about each other. Introduce your lucky lady to some fun and interesting aspects of your culture, and she’ll be sure to return the favor by showing you some wonderful aspects of her culture!

What’s your favorite wacky Christmas tradition?

Will learning Chinese proverbs make Chinese dating easier?

Are you wondering if learning Chinese proverbs will make your Chinese dating efforts more successful? Unfortunately, we can’t answer that question for you because it really depends on the chemistry you share with the one you’re dating. However, knowing some of her culture’s proverbs definitely couldn’t hurt!

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All cultures have proverbs, which are famous sayings taken from history, famous philosophers, and literature. They address all aspects of life from work and education to personal goals and even Chinese dating.

Read on for a few Chinese proverbs you might want to add to your repertoire.

Proverbs about education and personal development:

  • After three days without reading, talk becomes flavorless.
  • A book is like a garden carried in the pocket.
  • One cannot refuse to eat just because there is a chance of being choked.

Proverbs about work:

  • Dismantle the bridge shortly after crossing it.
  • Distant water won’t quench your immediate thirst.

Proverbs about personal goals and characteristics:

  • Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without one.
  • Better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.
  • Age and time do not wait for people.

Proverbs about romance and relationships:

  • Vicious as a tigeress can be, she never eats her own cubs.
  • With true friends, even water drunk together is sweet enough.
  • Only when all contribute their firewood can they build up a strong fire.

Although these might not help you land the love of your life, these Chinese proverbs are an excellent way to make a conversation more interesting!