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Romantic Asian dating in Hong Kong

When it comes to the most romantic cities in the world, Hong Kong might not immediately come to mind. You might be surprised to learn that despite its fast pace and bright lights, there are a number of romantic spots there that are simply perfect for romantic Asian dating.

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Whether you are stopping in Hong Kong for a quick visit or heading there to meet the girl you met on an Asian dating site, keep these romantic ideas in mind:

  • Visit Victoria Peak. What is it about heights and romance? Cozy up to your honey on the Peak Tram as you take in impressive views of the Hong Kong skyline and Victoria Harbor. On a clear night, the views are simply stunning. Be sure to save time for a stroll along the many trails or make a nighttime dinner reservation overlooking the city.
  • Cruise Victoria Harbor. Victoria Harbor is impressive to see from above, but a romantic harbor cruise is also pretty special. Hong Kong’s skyline is even more magical as it reflects off the water while you float through the harbor on a traditional junk boat, ferry, or dinner cruise.
  • Shower her with flowers. There are many fresh flower markets in Mong Kok, so why not shower her with a bouquet of beautiful flowers? Every girl loves to receive flowers, even if she says otherwise. You don’t have to buy them all; walking through the shops and stalls is pleasant enough for an afternoon stroll.
  • Dine in a private kitchen. Dining in a private kitchen is all the culinary rage in Hong Kong right now, so why not try it out? This type of dining is especially romantic because it will just be the two of you or several small groups. Finding the best private kitchen will take some time and planning, but it is well worth it.

Who says Hong Kong can’t be romantic?

When Asian dating turns you into an annoying tourist

Sometimes, Asian dating leads Americans to visit China. When you visit another country, it is important to respect that nation’s cultures and customs. It is only respectful to behave according to social norms.

Oil paint draw binoculars of tourism

However, there are still things that tourists do that really annoy Chinese people. If your Asian dating relationship brings you to China, here’s what you should not do:

  • Public nudity and photography is not acceptable. Although this might seem like a given, it is worth mentioning that public nudity is not socially acceptable in China. Be sure to keep your pants on… literally.
  • Relieving yourself on the side of the road is not acceptable. They say that “when you gotta go, you gotta go”. Well, not in China. If you have to relieve yourself, simply pulling over on the side of the road is not an option. This also goes for the Great Wall.
  • That four-person bench is for four people. Two people taking up a four-person bench really annoys the Chinese locals. If there is room for more people, allow that seat to be taken and don’t reserve it for your bag.
  • Whatever you do, don’t climb a tree. For some reason, tourists think it’s okay to climb trees in public parks. This really isn’t acceptable and it tends to bother the locals. If you see a tree, control the urge to climb it; sit beneath it instead.

The next time you find yourself in China, keep these suggestions in mind if you want to avoid annoying the locals.

Asian dating? Falling in love changes your brain

Are you involved in an Asian dating romance? Have you fallen in love? If so, the very act of falling in love might have actually done something to your brain.

Heart and brain on a balance scale. Digital illustration.

Although it has been long suspected, falling in love actually changes your brain. This goes well beyond wanting to sing silly love songs, ignoring your friends, and staying up all night waiting for her to hang up first; scientists now have proof that physical changes take place in your brain.

According to a recent Chinese study, when you fall in love, around 12 areas of your brain are involved. This means that fluttery feeling when you first fell into that Asian dating relationship is definitely in your head!

In the study, researchers performed MRIs on 100 students. A third of the group had never been in love before, another third had just broken up with someone, and the final third was in a current romantic relationship. The results were staggering.

According to the MRI results, the blood flow in and around the brain definitely changes when you are infatuated with someone.

What does all of this really mean? This could be the dawn of a new era where we understand the science of love and maybe even how to get over it or fall in love with certain people.

One thing is for certain: according to science, love isn’t just in your heart – it’s also in your head.

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.

Woman reading a book and covering her face

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.