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Asian dating leads to increased demand for Feng Shui?

Asian dating has become very popular in the last few years, and it might be one reason why there has been such an increased demand for Feng Shui consultants throughout the United States.

Fen Shui

A lot of wealthy Chinese investors have been buying up real estate throughout the U.S.  Although this is great for the U.S. real estate sector, there has also been a fascinating phenomenon that realtors have coined the “Feng Shui contingency.”  Apparently, before the closing, many Chinese purchasers require a visit from a Feng Shui consultant or master to approve the house as part of the general inspection and appraisal.

Despite the increased popularity of the Feng Shui trend, you might not be familiar with the term. Feng Shui is a philosophical system that harmonizes an individual with his or her surrounding environment.  It is commonly practiced in the home and office to promote the chi, or energy flow, in a more positive manner.  The Chinese take their chi quite seriously; no one wants his or her chi blocked.

If a house isn’t designed with Feng Shui in mind, the energy can become stagnant, which could lead to negative effects on your health, mental well-being, and even career.

If you’ve been Asian dating and are thinking of moving your special lady friend out to the United States from China, you might need to have the name and number of a reputable Feng Shui consultant on hand.

The engagement ring and Asian dating

When it comes to Asian dating, there’s no question that common practices and customs differ greatly from those in the West, so why wouldn’t engagement customs also be unique? Many times, Western men are surprised by just how different things really are.

Engagement ring

What happens when Asian dating leads a couple to fall in love? The result is frequently the same as it is in the West: a marriage proposal ensues.

Does a Chinese woman expect an engagement ring? The short answer is both yes and no. Traditionally, there is no engagement ring custom in China. Nevertheless, many modern Chinese couples follow the trend of American couples and get engagement rings. When a couple marries, neither wears a ring in the traditional sense. In fact, most women wear a gold or silver bracelet engraved with a phoenix or dragon instead.

The engagement ring is a symbol of a couple’s love and intention to marry. It’s a wonderful idea, but in the modern United States, this tradition has fallen by the wayside. The engagement ring is less about what the ring actually represents and more about the ring itself. It’s about how much the guy spends and the cut, clarity, color and carat.

If you are planning to ask your special girl to marry you, there is no proper engagement ring requirement. If you do want to get her a ring, think about what she might like. Have fun with it and don’t limit yourself to just diamonds and platinum. You can choose anything based on her personal preference.

Asian dating examined in “The Leftover Monologues”

Asian dating is very different from dating in the West. Part of this might be due to China’s One Child Policy, which was implemented in the late 1970s and has put the ratio of women to men in the country severely off kilter.

Chinese culture

Many Chinese people might consider themselves as modern in terms of today’s social views; however, when it comes to dating, parental pressure can still outweigh true love in many cases. Asian dating is often intended for families to move up the social ladder or to maintain a certain status. Some dating choices are also fueled by the fear of becoming a “leftover woman.”

In China, women who haven’t married by the age of 27 are considered “leftover.”  These are typically women who have gone to college and chosen a career rather than family life. Many of these ladies turn to online dating and men from the West because of this stigma. Now, these concerns are being laid out on the stage.

“The Leftover Monologues” is a play that was inspired by the wildly popular Broadway show, “The Vagina Monologues.”  However, this Middle Kingdom version focuses on Chinese and foreign women – and some men – and their stories of romance, love, dating, and the crippling fear of being leftover.

American journalist Roseann Lake is the brain behind “The Leftover Monologues.”  She has just finished writing a book about love in China, which drew her attention to the phenomenon of leftover women and just how different Asian dating is from American dating.

The play opened in Beijing over the summer and ran for a couple of weeks. If it opens professionally in the coming years and you are interested in Chinese culture, you might want to check it out to gain some insight into the Chinese dating scene.

Asian dating literature discussion: I Am China

When you’re dating someone, especially long-distance Asian dating, you’re going to want to find out a lot about each other.  What are your common interests?  Do you enjoy the same movies?  What about books? Woman

Even if you haven’t read any of the same books, literature can be a fascinating topic when dating. If you’re Asian dating, you might want to read books about China or those written by Chinese authors.  This can help you develop a true and deeper appreciation for the culture.  That’s why we’re giving you a heads up on a new book…

In Xiaolu Guo’s latest novel, I Am China, the author asks some rather potent questions, such as how far an artist should go.  As you are probably aware, China’s political environment is a lot different than most countries in the West.  In an authoritarian state like China, is art always political?  Is it always propaganda?  Guo goes even further to ask what the responsibilities of the artist actually are and where one’s individuality exists.

At the heart of the novel is Kublai Jian, an underground punk rocker living in Beijing just after the events at Tiananmen Square.  He falls in love with a young poet, Deng Mu, and a story unfolds across continents, years, and belief structures.  The reader observes their story through letters and diary entries being sorted and translated by a publisher.

As the story unfolds, the reader is ultimately immersed into the dilemma that many Chinese artists face even to this day: should they take a stand or not?  Many individuals feel the pressure to preserve family, tradition, and culture while simultaneously desiring to express their individuality and creativity.  This book is sure to inspire a lot of interesting conversations.