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Toni is the co founder of China Love Date

Choosing the right Beijing hotel to impress Asian women

When you’re dating Asian women online, a trip to China is often the next step. This allows you to meet in person and see if the connection is real. Sometimes, meeting in a major city like Beijing makes the most sense, so be sure to plan a trip to remember.


Choosing a hotel in a city like Beijing is not difficult because there are so many to choose from, and most of them are quite luxurious. The hotel scene in Beijing hasn’t always been so lavish, but today it is defined by a swarm of polished palaces.

For example, the Grand Hyatt Beijing has that real “wow factor” and is situated near Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City. Lush vegetation, statues and waterfalls surround the huge glass façade and Olympic-sized swimming pool. Cherry wood furnishings, floor-to-ceiling windows and luxurious spa treatments add to the appeal.

The Park Hyatt Beijing is another example of a beautiful Beijing hotel that is sure to impress Asian women. It offers plenty of pampering with spa-inspired guestrooms and private bathrooms featuring oversized rain showers, deep soak tubs, and heated floors. The rooftop pool and spa offer 360-degree views of the city.

For the epitome of blissful indulgence, the Aman at Summer Palace is a luxury hotel that perfectly marries luxury and peace. Have breakfast overlooking a reflecting lotus pool, indulge in one’s shopping impulses in the boutique, or melt stress away in the spa. All of this comes with a private entrance to the Summer Palace.

Are you ready to splurge on that trip to Beijing? Now you know where to stay!

Asian vs. Oriental: Chinese girls want guys to know the difference

Did you know that there is a difference between “Asian” and “oriental” when it comes to describing Chinese girls?

Oriental building

For centuries, Europeans have used the word “oriental” when referring to anything or anyone from the lands to the east of Europe, primarily Southeast Asia. In recent times, however, the term “oriental” has become quite controversial. Today, it has become more politically correct to refer to people from this region as “Asian”, while “oriental” has become almost derogatory.

Let’s take a closer look…

If you consider etymology, the word “orient” means “to the east” or “the land of the rising sun.” It has a mysterious air to it. As the usage of the word progressed and time went on, it became a loaded word with many bad connotations and is now considered very Eurocentric. However, just because someone wants to be politically correct doesn’t mean they can’t use the word “oriental” as long as they use the term carefully.

A good rule of thumb is to refer to people from the area as Asian and things like rugs and carpets as oriental. Keeping this in mind could prevent you from possibly offending someone.

This little tidbit of knowledge should help your encounters with Chinese girls be a little more comfortable. You won’t have to worry about the correct nomenclature, so you’ll be able to spend more time enjoying the experience. Online dating, after all, is nerve-wracking enough as it is!

Asian singles love their moon cake

Meeting Asian singles at local festivals in China is a great way to meet a potential partner. Festivals are usually a relaxed atmosphere where everyone is enjoying the local customs, food and having plenty of fun. Speaking of food, have you ever tried moon cake?

Moon cakes and tea

With a lunar eclipse upon us, we thought it would be fitting to discuss Asian singles and their love of moon cake. In case you were wondering, moon cake isn’t something from outer space. It’s a type of special cookie associated with the Mid-Autumn Festival.

In most cases, the traditional moon cake is round and depicts the legends of the festival. The Mid-Autumn Festival is a time for family reunion, and in Chinese, the words for “round” and “reunion” are very similar, hence the shape of the cookie. During the celebration, people sacrifice moon cakes to the moon as special offerings and also present them to loved ones for good luck.

Although the cookie is pretty simple, there is a little more to learn about the infamous moon cake. There are actually four types: Beijing-, Suzhou-, Guangdong- and Yunnan-style. The fillings can vary, but the most common is five kernels, sweet bean paste, lotus seed paste, jujube paste and egg yolk.

If you want to enjoy a moon cake, it’s helpful to have a cup of tea. Flower teas usually accompany such a sweet confection perfectly, but if you have a saltier version, reach for the oolong tea instead. Don’t forget the napkins because moon cakes are usually pretty oily!


Why Asian women might love Selfie

Lots of Asian women love American television, and now a brand new series on ABC might just give you something to break the ice with.  Selfie, starring Karen Gillan and John Cho, premiered on September 30.

Taking a selfie

You are probably wondering why this show might appeal to Asian women.  The premise is simple and lots of fun: it’s a modern take on the classic My Fair Lady, but instead of being set in England, it’s set in the United States and the main characters are an American girl and an Asian man.

It isn’t every day that you see an Asian male in the lead role of a comedy series on a major network.  Additionally, the show is pretty groundbreaking in the sense that its main focus is actually this interracial couple.  If you enjoy poking fun at today’s crazed obsession with selfies and social media, this show is for you.

The show’s pilot has been available online for about a month, but the show recently premiered in a primetime slot to mixed reviews.  While it is impossible to say how the show will end up doing, one thing is for certain: it’s a cute show with a unique twist.

The next time you’re chatting online with your special lady friend and the topic of American TV comes up, you’ve got a really great current topic to discuss.  Now, go watch that first episode if you haven’t already seen it!