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Asian dating on Thanksgiving in China

When a man engages in Asian dating with a Chinese woman, there is often a chance that he might find himself in China at some point.  Sometimes, this happens over the holidays when most Americans have a little extra time off.  If you’re headed to China and will be there for Thanksgiving – a very American holiday – here’s what you need to know.

First of all, this day of giving thanks is sort of catching on in China, although it is primarily celebrated by Americans and Canadians who are currently living in the country.  It is observed on the same day as it is in America: the fourth Thursday in November.  Some teachers have begun teaching their students about Thanksgiving as well.

China Holidays Concept

The reinterpretation of Thanksgiving by the Chinese isn’t so bad – it’s all about giving thanks to their teachers, friends, parents, and other people.  This is very similar to the modern U.S. premise.  Originally, the holiday was about giving thanks to God, but times have changed that a little.

Chinese people who celebrate Thanksgiving call it “Gan’en Jie” and have a Western meal while giving thanks to those they love and respect.  Sometimes, a small gift is presented to those they are thanking.

When it comes to food, some new Chinese supermarkets in the big cities have begun stocking frozen turkeys and all the fixings for the holiday meal.  However, most people roast a goose instead because they are easier to find in China.

If your Asian dating brings you to China for Thanksgiving, it might be a wonderful time to share a little something about your culture and heritage with your new girlfriend’s family!

Asian dating in the desert: China’s beauties

If you’ve met someone through an Asian dating website and things are working out, chances are you might be headed to China to meet in person at some point.  China is a beautiful country with varied terrain, including several spectacular deserts.

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Chinese deserts are not to be missed, especially if you enjoy natural wonders.  You might have already heard of the Gobi desert, but there are plenty of other deserts worth visiting.  Here are some of the most beautiful deserts in China:

·       Shapotou Desert in Ningxia.  Situated on the north shore of the Yellow River, this desert consists mostly of sand slopes that are reminiscent of waterfalls.  It is ideal to visit the Shapotou during the summer and fall months.

·       Badain Jaran Desert in Inner Mongolia.  This desert lies about 1,700 meters above sea level and spans almost 50,000 square kilometers.  It’s the third largest desert in China and features mountains, sprawling sand, lakes, springs and temples.  It is especially beautiful between May and October.

·       Taklimakan Desert in Xinjiang.  This is China’s largest desdert and features shifting sand dunes.  The dune shapes change unpredictably, although there are two giant red and white dunes that take their shape and color from nearby sedimentary rocks.  It is best to visit between autumn and spring, with mid-November being particularly magical.

·       Gurbantunggut Desert in Xinjiang.  China’s second largest desert, situated in the center of the Dzungarian Basin, is the largest fixed and semi-fixed desert in existence.  There you’ll find oases, smooth sand, and even manmade wonders.  It can be visited any time of year.

If you’ve never been to China and Asian dating leads you to the country, be sure to visit at least one of these impressive deserts!

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!

Asian dating: moving from the East to the West

Often, in Asian dating relationships, couples fall in love and live happily ever after – but where do they end up living? In order to be together, one must relocate overseas. It is common for a couple to start their lives together in China and then move to the U.S. afterward.

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So, what happens when a couple moves from the East to the West like that? Is there culture shock? The answer is yes: for both parties! Here’s a look at some challenges the couple might experience:

  • A general disinterest in the lives you lived in China. Living abroad is usually only exciting for the person doing it. Aside from very close friends and relatives, most people in the U.S. won’t care as much as you think. It is often the opposite in China – most people are intrigued with life in the U.S.
  • People may judge your spouse based on her accent. Unfortunately, not everyone is as open-minded as they like to think. Many people are extremely judgmental against anyone that speaks English with an accent. On the other hand, there are many people who love those with accents and gravitate toward them!
  • Discrimination. You probably experienced your share of discrimination in China as an American, so don’t expect it to be different when your Chinese spouse arrives in the U.S. As far as the world has come, this still happens at times. Just be as prepared as possible.
  • You’re going to miss REAL Chinese food. American Chinese food just isn’t the same! The odds of you finding take-out that really satiates your hunger in this department, you’re probably going to need to learn how to cook authentic Chinese food and frequent the Asian markets whenever possible!
  • Driving. Driving in the U.S. is not like driving in China! In fact, lots of people in China just don’t drive, so you’re going to have to give lessons – or get professional help for your spouse!

The bottom line? Don’t let these challenges deter you from Asian dating, falling in love, or moving to or from China! Challenges come with every new chapter in life; you’ve just got to be prepared!