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Marcus is the founder of China Love Date

Meet Chinese women and celebrate Father’s Day in China

When you’re on the quest to meet Chinese women and hopefully find the love of your life, learning a bit about their culture comes with the territory. It can be particularly fun to learn how holidays that we celebrate in the West are observed in China. One good example is Father’s Day.

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In the past – during WWII in particular – China celebrated Father’s Day on August 8. At the time, the government wanted to honor dads as well as fallen soldiers. They chose this date because it can be shortened to “bā bā,” which means “eight eight” and sounds very similar to the informal pronunciation for father, “bàba.”

Today, Father’s Day is still celebrated on August 8 in Taiwan. In Mainland China, Macau, and Hong Kong, Father’s Day is now celebrated on the third Sunday in June, just like in the United States. This year, that happens to be June 21. Father’s Day isn’t a public holiday and is celebrated primarily by expatriates.

Many of the larger cities across China have adopted Western traditions like Father’s Day, and the holiday is celebrated much like it is in the U.S. with calls to Dad, small gifts, and special dinners out.

When you meet Chinese women and pursue a romantic relationship, keep in mind that you might need to celebrate Father’s Day – or some other traditionally Western holiday – in China!

Date Chinese women and visit these “love locks” bridges

If your intention has always been to date Chinese women and visit the iconic “love locks” bridge in Paris when you meet the right girl, you’ll have to have to make other plans.

For the last several years, the Pont des Arts Bridge in Paris has been the place where millions of couples have gone to declare their true love for one another by placing a padlock onto the bridge and tossing the key into the Seine River below. That is all set to change as Parisian officials have now removed the padlocks and replaced the fencing with Plexiglass panels to prevent the tradition in the future.

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A staggering number of couples have come to place a padlock on the bridge, and it has now become dangerous. The locks have added 45 extra tons to the bridge, turning it into a hazard.

Although the bridge in Paris is definitely the most famous one, there are plenty of other sites where you can lock your love away. Check these out:

  • Mount Huang, China. If you date Chinese women and find yourself in China with the love of your life, you can still hang a padlock of love! Lock your soul with your sweetheart on one of the fences on Mount Huang and throw the key into the valley below.
  • North Seoul Tower, Seoul, South Korea. There are seven artificial “love trees” on the terraces of this tower with love locks in mind, and the tower’s operators have placed special bins in which to place the keys so lovers don’t toss the keys from the tower.
  • Hohenzollern Bridge, Cologne, Germany. Back in 2009, lovers started placing love locks on this bridge over Cologne’s Rhine River. It is similar in style to the bridge in Paris where lovers toss their keys into the water below.
  • Vodootvodny Canal, Moscow, Russia. Instead of placing padlocks on the bridge itself, there are artificial “love trees” just like those found in South Korea.

If you love Chinese ladies and Star Wars

If you’re reading this, you are probably interested in dating Chinese ladies. If you also happen to love the Star Wars movie franchise, you’ll definitely want to read on!

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Star Wars fans will be delighted at the news that the original six films will be screened in China for the first time ever next month at the Shanghai International Film Festival. If you’re planning to head to China this summer to meet some of the Chinese ladies you’ve been interacting with online, this might be a great first date.

Walt Disney Pictures and the 18th Shanghai International Film Festival have partnered to show the first six films over the course of the festival in June. The three prequels – Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace, Star Wars: Episode II: Attack of the Clones, and Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith – were all shown in Chinese theaters, but the three original films have never screened in the country.

Festival organizers call the Star Wars series one of the greatest sci-fi film masterpieces and would like it to be the topic of discussion for Chinese film lovers in the coming months. In addition, Star Wars: The Force Awakens debuts at the end of the year in China.

The 18th Shanghai International Film Festival takes place from June 13th through June 21st.

Great questions for first dates with Chinese ladies

First dates with Chinese ladies are really no different than any other first dates you might have had. You will both be well groomed and nervous. You both might notice some awkward silences. You might have sweaty palms, and she might experience a giggling fit. All of these are normal reactions to a first date.

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However, you should be careful not to let your first date suffer too many excruciating silences. It’s a nerve-wracking time that produces plenty of anxiety.but there are some ways you can ensure a good time. Your conversation will probably cover the basics such as what you each do for a living, where you grew up, and what food you like, but there’s a lot more you can discuss. Here are some great questions to keep the conversation flowing:

  • What really makes you laugh?
  • What’s your favorite movie of all time? Why?
  • Do you have a nickname? What’s the story behind it?
  • What were you like as a child?
  • What is your favorite place in the world?

While it is a good idea to ask lots of questions to keep things interesting, it’s also important to keep a few guidelines in mind because there is such a thing as talking too much on a first date. Here’s what to remember:

  • Don’t ask questions that are too personal or too sensitive. You can get to these things later.
  • Don’t dump too much information onto your date.
  • Listen just as much as you speak – or even more.

Now that you have a little background on conversation for your first date with Chinese ladies, it’s time to put that knowledge to the test. Good luck!