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Old romance and Chinese dating in Beijing

When you think of one of the most romantic cities in the world, Paris probably comes to mind, but for Chinese dating, Beijing is a good place for anyone who dares to seek a little romance.  Beijing might not be the obvious choice for a romantic setting, but it is a wonderful place for a romantic getaway for Chinese nationals and visitors alike.


Don’t let the snarling traffic and gleaming skyscrapers put you off. This old city offers a new take on old romance, which can only take Chinese dating to the next exciting level.

The hotels

Beijing offers some really plush and luxurious hotels harkening back to China’s imperial greatness.  For example, Aman at Summer Palace was actually once the guesthouse of the empress during Emperor Qianlong’s reign. With its expansive grounds and lush gardens, you’ll never want to leave the premises, which also offers spacious spa rooms for couples pampering.  The city also features a number of ultra modern hotels, villas, and resorts.

The scenery

You can visit the Great Wall, but Beijing has so much more to offer, especially in the city center.  Take a stroll through Ritan or Beihai Park; the former features elegant scarlet temples while the latter is an imperial garden and home to the Confucius Temple.  Don’t miss Houhai at night, with its 1920s music and soft lanterns.  Urban and modern counterparts complement these beautiful yet historic places.

The food

Chinese culture is intimately entwined with its culinary delights, which means you can’t enjoy a romantic escape to Beijing without incorporating food into the mix.  Because Beijing is such a large and international city, you will be able to choose from a wide selection of fare, but keep it authentic.  Visit Le Quai, which offers Nouveau Chinese dishes, or one of the local Sichuan places and you won’t be disappointed.

Chinese dating tips for Western men

At first glance, Chinese dating can seem extremely complicated.  It’s certainly very different from dating in the West, with much more focus placed on getting to know each other in the company of others before any more intimate encounter is suggested.  In practice, however, it doesn’t take long to find you feet, and Chinese women will understand if you make minor mistakes.  After all, it is partly your different cultural background that’s appealing to them.

Even when you’re using an online Chinese dating site, you’re likely to be more successful if you understand the different expectations Chinese ladies have.

The importance of romance

For most Chinese women, dating is a serious matter, not something they rush into or treat lightly.  It is usually seen as a prelude to a serious commitment and often marriage will come up in conversation early on.  To impress a Chinese woman, it’s important to show her that you are serious.  This is partly done by sending love notes, which our team can translate for you, and partly by sending gifts.  We make it easy to send flowers, which are always warmly received.

Sometimes a Chinese woman will complain about a gift or about something you have said and will appear to get angry. This is usually what is called sajiao; it’s a sort of test of love.  The proper response is to spoil her and show her that she is adored.  If she likes you, this will quickly win her over and you will see that she was being playful.

How to present yourself

China is still a country where it is considered very important that a man can provide for a woman.  As a Westerner, you will already be seen as having high social status, which gives you an advantage, but it’s also important to dress smartly and to make your wealth visible.  If you own a mortgaged house and a modest car, these will still be seen as symbols of great wealth by Chinese standards.

Chinese dating in China

Reliable Chinese dating sites like ours are a great way to meet beautiful Chinese ladies, but sooner or later you are likely to want to go to China to meet them.  First dates usually involve meeting in the company of friends.  We can send a member of our team with you so that you’re not alone and you have help with the language.  The date will most often be in a restaurant and you will be expected to pay for your date’s meal.  If the date goes well and she agrees to another, she is signalling a serious interest.

Sex after a date is unusual but it does happen.  In most situations, if a woman you have met on an online Chinese dating site agrees to have sex with you, it’s because she believes you will marry her.

The importance of family

If you want to marry or have a lasting relationship with a woman you meet on a Chinese dating site online, you will have to win the approval of her family.  The most important way to do this is to be polite, but small gifts for her parents at each meeting are a big help, showing your sincerity.

Chinese dating at Shanghai Tea Culture Festival

If you are considering Chinese dating or you have already begun a romantic relationship with someone in China, chances are you might be packing your bags and heading there to meet that special someone in person.

chinese tea

The thing is, if you are planning a trip to China – especially for the first time – you may want to take in some local festivals to learn a little more about the country’s culture and customs.  This can also help make Chinese dating a little easier, since it is always a challenge when two people from different cultures meet and fall in love.

The Shanghai International Tea Culture Festival is a great opportunity to spend a romantic day with your betrothed while learning a little bit more about her culture.  The festival has taken place in Shanghai annually since 1994 throughout the month of May and has gained international recognition for its fusion of traditional Chinese culture with national specialty.  Every year, thousands of tea enthusiasts, experts, and tea producers attend, making it an ideal date event.

With a theme of expressing emotion through tea and learning about it, this festival is completely focused on tea culture.  The festivities include the likes of a tea art contest, tea panel discussions, tea art talks, tea set auctions, and plenty of tastings.

While in town for the Tea Culture Festival, it is a great opportunity to take in the sights and sounds of Shanghai – a fantastic city – so plan accordingly and get your passport ready!

*If you are interested in attending the festival, it takes place at Shanghai Difute International Tea Culture Square, Zhongshan North Road in Shanghai.