For Western men, it is important to understand that dating Asian singles is a little different than dating women from their own culture. In fact, if they’re not prepared, they may be in store for a real culture shock.
There are so many differences between Chinese and Western culture – from the types of food to the interactions between family members. It is particularly interesting to note how the country’s one-child policy may have actually influenced the way many of today’s Asian singles behave, especially in a romantic relationship.
The first thing to understand is that the very first generation of children born under China’s one-child policy just recently entered their early thirties. And it is many of these individuals that are out there looking for love right now. The policy was put into place to help control the population, and all of these only children were dubbed “little emperors” because they were coddled and spoiled by their parents.
It’s probably true that the Chinese government wasn’t thinking about the future love lives of these children when they implemented the one-child policy, but the policy has had a great impact. This is particularly true when Chinese girls interact with their boyfriends. They like to ‘sajiao,’ or act like a spoilt child – tantrums and all. It is customary for the men to ‘honghong,’ or comfort and humor them.
This type of behavior can seem shocking to Westerners, especially to those unfamiliar with the Chinese culture. Some men find the behavior childish and disrespectful – if that is the case, he may want to consider dating women from a different culture. However, for those men that are willing to embrace and learn about the Chinese customs and seek out Asian singles, he may be rewarded with a very beautiful, loyal, and loving wife someday!