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About Marcus Crellin

Marcus is the founder of China Love Date

Could using Chinese dating sites have prevented this heartbreak?

If you know anything about Chinese dating sites, you know that they can help you find love and happiness. Sometimes, however, things don’t work out the way you planned. Just ask “Pratt”, an American teen who travelled all the way from Ohio to China to meet a girl only to get jilted upon arrival.

The teen had been chatting up a Chinese girl online for some months and felt a connection to her. He decided to fly more than 7,000 miles to visit her and hopefully explore this romance a bit more. Unfortunately, the feelings weren’t mutual and Pratt ended up drinking himself into a stupor and waking up in a hospital.China - Single's Day 2

We could all learn something from this story: how to properly use Chinese dating sites. When you log into a dating site, there are some basic rules you should always keep in mind, some of which we’ve included below:

  • Never use your real name as your user name. This allows you to maintain a level of anonymity if needed. You can always share your real name later on once you’ve established that someone is trustworthy.
  • Don’t offer your personal email address, phone number, or home address. This keeps you safe.
  • If you decide you would like to meet, make sure you discuss it thoroughly beforehand. Don’t just pack your bags and travel!
  • When you do meet in person, always make sure it is in a public place, and always let others know where you are going and who you are meeting.

Good luck!

Asian dating and literature: Half a Lifelong Romance translated

There is some good news for people who are into Asian dating and literature. It took almost 50 years, but Eileen Chang’s beloved novel, Half a Lifelong Romance, has finally been translated into English.

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The Chinese author originally published the story, which is set in 1930s Shanghai, in serial form back in 1950. Half a Lifelong Romance is one of Chang’s most esteemed works and has been incredibly popular ever since it was first shared with the world.

Chang’s story doesn’t just appeal to those in an Asian dating relationship; anyone who enjoys a dramatic love story filled with betrayal, family oppression, and opportunism will enjoy reading it. The insightful yet haunting tale has also been adapted several times for the stage, television, and silver screen.

If Half a Lifelong Romance was so popular, you might be wondering why it took so long for this work to be translated into English.

According to the translator, Karen S. Kingsbury, it might be because of the audience. Kingsbury also happens to be a professor of international studies at Chatham University in Pennsylvania. She believes that the way Chang wrote – filled with political insouciance – alienated her from who would be her most natural readers. She explores traditional family bonds and the nuances of the male-female relationship in a similar way to Virginia Woolf.

It is interesting to note that Chang actually moved to Los Angeles and lived in the U.S. for 40 years. In fact, she wrote many of her works directly in English. However, it seems that the American public wasn’t really ready for her until now.

Chang is the only Chinese woman published by Penguin Classics, the publishing house that took on the English translation.

Chinese dating site date idea: the Met

If you belong to a Chinese dating site, you might be interested in a sneak peek at the upcoming exhibit at the Met in New York City entitled “China: Through the Looking Glass”.


The exhibit, which is scheduled to open on May 7, will give visitors a look at how profoundly Chinese culture has inspired both Chinese natives and outsiders over the centuries. If you will be in New York City during its run, why not take someone you’ve met through that Chinese dating site?

“China: Through the Looking Glass” will likely be of great interest to those who love costume and design. The Met’s Costume Institute, in conjunction with the Department of Asian Art, is presenting the show. This multi-disciplinary approach is atypical for the museum.

The exhibit will feature dresses and other fashion items, artifacts, and some filmic components. The filmic aspect of the exhibit takes a very interesting approach; it focuses on the stereotypical Asian woman on screen, who tends to be portrayed as either the lotus blossom or the dragon lady.

If you plan to be in New York City this spring, you might want to check out this exciting exhibit at the Met! If you do go, it will definitely give you plenty to discuss with that special someone you’ve met from China.

Meet Beautiful Asian Women on China Love Date

A lot has been said and written about Oriental beauty – so much so that western men have been mesmerized by beautiful Asian women. Apart from their beauty women in Asia also epitomize love, compassion, care and femininity. While in the past Asian women were often out of bounds for eligible men in the West, online dating has changed the picture. Today you can interact with women from Asia and win over their hearts. If you want to date beautiful ladies from Asia, at China Love Date we make your dream come true. We enable you find a partner who shares the same philosophy of life and who can sail through good times and bad with you.

We are the fastest growing dating site in Asia with a focus on China. We have employed strong security features to protect the privacy of our users. We allow you to search through interesting profiles of beautiful women from Asia and start interacting with anyone whose beauty and elegance intrigues you. Asian women unlike their counterparts in the West often develop a relationship slowly and need time to open up so you need to be patient with them. Family values and traditions are sacred for them and you should respect that.

You might have tried your hand on casual dating sites but we are completely different to those platforms. We believe in helping you find your soul mate from Asia using the Internet as a tool. Our site has thousands of Asian singles looking to date men from around the world. If you are new to our site you should bear in mind that women from Asia will not log in to our site for a casual affair. They come from close knit families and expect their partner to love them and fulfill their wishes and desires.