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Chinese Dating

Belong to Chinese dating site? Understand Chinese sexuality

One of the things you may pick up on when you join a Chinese dating site is that women’s sexuality in the East is a lot different than those in the West.  For Western men, this can be confusing and sometimes even frustrating.

Guy giving piggyback ride on hill under heart cloud

The thing to remember is, Chinese women do not lack sexual awareness (completely) and there is nothing strange about them.  Their culture is just different and there traditionally hasn’t been a lot of sexual education in China.  Needless to say, many Chinese women (and men) just haven’t been aware of all the romantic nuances that could go on in the bedroom.  This doesn’t make them prudish, just uneducated.

To put it into perspective, think of many Chinese women as being from the 1950s.  For example, some Chinese students may consider the word ‘flirting’ as a naughty one!  But, things are definitely changing in China, especially in the larger cities.  This is particularly evident in the way some women are dressing – shorter skirts, high heels, and make-up.  However, as provocative as it may look, many are just going with the fashion flow and are still quite innocent.  In other words, these are no ‘Dragon Ladies!’

So, if you’ve decided to join a Chinese dating site in the hopes of simply ‘hooking up’ it may not be the best solution for you.  Many women that join such sites are looking for love and romance, and maintain their traditionally innocent values.  If you are also looking for love and romance, sign up now – if you haven’t already!

Chinese dating and the Lunar New Year

If you’re into Chinese dating, you might be interested in learning about the Lunar New Year celebrations that are just starting to kick off in China and other countries across Asia this week. It is time to welcome the year of the sheep!

Happy Chinese new year of the Goat 2015

The Lunar New Year is one of the most widely anticipated annual celebrations for people in China. In fact, hundreds of millions of people travel home for this celebration, making it the world’s largest annual human migration, Over the 40-day period, approximately three billion passenger trips will be booked on planes, trains, and automobiles.

The Lunar New Year celebration, which officially began on February 18th, is also known as the Spring Festival in China. It kicks off with a large meal. This is called the “reunion dinner”, perhaps because so many families travel to be together for this celebration. If you are in a Chinese dating relationship, it might also be a nice time to travel and meet your new love’s family.

As we move out of the year of the horse and into the year of the sheep, there is some debate as to which year it actually is. Some people say it’s the year of the sheep, while others believe it is the year of the goat or the year of the ram.

This so-called controversy isn’t really an issue in China; the character for sheep and goat are the same, so the Mandarin language doesn’t distinguish between the two. It’s only in the West that people are arguing!

Whether you are celebrating the year of the sheep, goat, or ram, we wish you a happy Lunar New Year!

Belong to a Chinese dating site? Learn what not to say

When you join a Chinese dating site, chances are you might become involved romantically with someone who does not speak English as a first language. In addition, you probably don’t know much about communicating in Mandarin (or Cantonese). However, there are a few things you really need to learn.

Chinese language learning concept

If you took a foreign language class in school, you probably learned that a lot of the idioms we use all the time in English don’t translate well into other languages. In fact, sometimes these phrases are taken quite literally and can be shocking to someone who is new to the language. A good example of this might be “raining cats and dogs”.

If this happens when translating from English to another language, why wouldn’t the same be true the other way around? Well, it actually is – and this might not be something your Chinese dating site goes over, so pay attention!

One thing you must learn right away is not to call a Chinese woman “xiao jie” because she might interpret it as “prostitute”! You might think that it is a term of respect, because often it is. In Singapore, for example, it isn’t uncommon for one to address a female stranger as “xiao jie”, which is the Mandarin equivalent of “Miss”. However, in northern China, the same phrase is a derogatory term for a prostitute, which is something many women would not appreciate!

When it comes to communicating in other languages, it is always best to be safe rather than sorry. Instead of “xiao jie”, you might want to stick with “xiao gu niang” or “gu niang”, both of which are more widely accepted as “miss” or “madam”.

Good luck!

When using Chinese dating sites lead to marriage

Chinese dating sites don’t lead only to romance; they sometimes also lead to marriage. What happens when an American wants to marry a Chinese citizen?

Beautiful wedding couple

There are a few things to consider, some of which Chinese dating sites don’t really get into. After all, they aren’t marriage sites! Here’s what you should keep in mind if you’ve found the love of your life and would like to tie the knot:

  • Legal residence. If you want to get married in China, one of you must have legal residence in the country. China does not allow foreigners on tourist visas to marry in the country.
  • General requirements for U.S. citizens. It is important to understand that the regulations for marriage in China vary significantly among the country’s different provinces, cities, and towns. If you are a U.S. citizen, you will typically be asked to provide a valid passport and valid Chinese visa.
  • Other requirements. Other things you might be asked to provide include proof of legal residence of at least one party, a notarized Affidavit of Marriageability, proof of final divorce or annulment (or death certificate of deceased spouse), three photographs of the couple together with a red background, and a registration fee.

 

Although the above information is currently accurate, it might not be comprehensive, and when you’re getting married, you want to cover all your bases. Therefore, it is advisable that you check with the Chinese Civil Affairs Office to make sure that you are fully prepared for marriage in China!