Author Archives: Marcus Crellin

About Marcus Crellin

Marcus is the founder of China Love Date

Making the most of your online Asian dating profile

We depend on the Internet for almost everything, so the idea of online Asian dating has quickly become the norm. In fact, today you will find that one out of three couples met online!

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Online dating can be daunting and downright confusing. If you’ve recently discovered online Asian dating, you might need a few tips for making the most out of your profile. Here is some advice to keep in mind:

  • Ask your buddies for help. Your friends are the ones who know you best, so why not ask them for some help writing your profile? In fact, they might come up with something better than you do!
  • Stay away from clichés. There is nothing worse than coming across a cliché when looking for love online. Instead, come up with something unique and interesting to say instead of mentioning that long walk on the beach.
  • Be positive. Don’t be a “Debbie Downer” when writing your profile, even if you have a pessimistic streak. Avoid negative tones and be positive about yourself. This will make yourself seem more attractive.
  • Don’t lie. Always be honest. Lying never goes far when you’re dating, even online, so avoid it at all costs.
  • Keep your profile updated. Don’t let your profile become outdated. Make an effort to renew the details on a regular basis and keep things relevant; you’ll appreciate this if your online love interests do the same.
  • Choose an action shot. Profile pictures that show something you like to do rather than a stock photo tend to get more responses. It doesn’t have to be a great picture; just choose something that shows who you are!

Good luck!

Love Asian dating and tea? Visit Hangzhou

Guys interested in Asian dating don’t typically start out with a love for tea, but sometimes an interest in tea blossoms from the experience. There is one place in China that is iconic as far as tea-drinking goes: Hangzhou.

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Hangzhou is the capital of the Zhejiang province and is also known as the “capital of tea.” The city is home to the renowned Dragon Well, or Longjing, green tea and offers one of the most authentic tea-drinking experiences in all of China.

If the Asian dating romance is going well, there could soon be a trip to China, and Hangzhou is not to be missed, especially if you are interested in tea. The place is picturesque, offering a glittering lake and a sprawling landscape. Don’t miss the scenic trails, woodsy paths and a number of historical and cultural spots to visit.

Whatever you do when visiting Hangzhou, be sure to enjoy the tea. Longjing tea is grown only in this region and is one of the few teas to ever have been granted an “Imperial Tea” status during the Qing Dynasty. The leaves are handpicked and roasted almost immediately, which prevents the natural fermentation and oxidation processes.

The delicate tea leaves produce a yellow-green color and a subtle, smooth flavor. The tea has been shown to be rich in vitamin C, aid in digestion and offer a number of other health benefits. Aside from drinking plenty of Dragon tea while in Hangzhou, be sure to also check out the National Tea Museum, the Meijiawu Tea Plantation, and the area’s many fabulous tea houses.

Chinese dating: the basics of marriage customs

If you haven’t figured it out by now, many Chinese dating and marriage customs are quite different from those in the West, so what happens when Chinese dating leads to marriage? Here are some things you should know:

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  • When a woman gets married in China, she leaves her family and lives with her husband’s family instead. She then becomes the “property” of her husband.
  • Although arranged marriages were once very common, they are now quite rare and thought to be old-fashioned. However, in observance of tradition, the parents usually plan the wedding.
  • In Chinese culture, one must “save face” and avoid embarrassment as well as conspicuous displays of prosperity and wealth, which is even more important if it is the eldest son who is marrying. Failure in this department could actually lower the family’s social status and bring shame to them.
  • Planning a Chinese wedding is time-consuming and involves several stages including information gathering, negotiation and engagement. Planning begins when the couple announces their intention to marry.
  • The information-gathering period involves both families sitting down and meeting without the couple. They will discuss their backgrounds and develop a rapport.
  • Negotiation occurs when both families are satisfied with each other. During this period, a female relative of the groom will visit the bride’s family and ask for her hand. This is when a date and time for the wedding is set as well as the dowry, guest list, and other details.
  • The engagement period only occurs if wedding preparations will take a long time or if the couple wishes to take it slow. This only happens with the bride’s parents’ consent. In China, engagement is more of an indication that the couple intends to marry rather than a binding commitment to do so.
Online dating

What not to do if you want a date Asian women online

It appears that a lot of guys are looking to get a date with Asian women online these days: many Asian women are beautiful, fun, smart and interesting, and they have a wonderfully rich culture that many men find fascinating.

Here are some things to avoid saying and doing if you want to actually get a date with Asian women online – or any women, for that matter!

  • Saying you really only like Asian women. A good way to seem as creepy as possible is to declare your desire to exclusively date Asian women and to list all the reasons why. We know that a lot of guys have preferences, but you don’t have to advertise it or she might think that’s the only reason you’re interested.
  • Stating why you think white men are better than Asian guys. While it is true that many Asian girls enjoy dating white men, they might not think that they are better than their Asian counterparts. Stay away from racial profiling and stereotyping.
  • Declaring that you know what all Asian women want. When did you become an expert on what Asian women want? Online dating affords you the opportunity to meet a wide variety of women, so try to learn about each one as an individual and hopefully find a meaningful relationship.
  • Asking insulting or obnoxious questions. It is never a good idea to use your online dating profile to make fun of someone or ask outlandish questions. Don’t be that guy who has a “friend” who told him all these wild tales of the East.

When you find someone you might be interested in, let her know, but be sure to do it in a kind, respectful way. After all, you want her to do the same for you, right? Good luck!