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Shanghai International Tea Culture Festival

Using an Asian singles site? Avoid international dating scams

Using an Asian singles dating site can be a great way to meet new people and maybe even find the love of your life.  Unfortunately, we live in a world where internet fraud is prevalent.  That’s why you need to be vigilant when dating online.

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As long as you pay attention, it is easy to avoid falling prey to an international dating scam when using a website to meet Asian singles.  In most cases, the people you are interacting with are going to be genuine and are participating in the online experience to meet someone like you.

Just to be on the safe side, here are some things to watch out for.

  • Hungry for money.  You’ve been communicating with the most beautiful woman you’ve ever laid eyes on and have been exchanging messages fairly consistently.  Suddenly, she’s spinning a story of hardship – a local disaster or an illness in her family.  You want to be the guy that helps her out.  Unfortunately, this is a pretty common online dating scam, so be wary of anyone who asks for – or leads you to offer – considerable amounts of money.
  • Identity theft.  You probably already know about the many different phishing scams that are out there – official-looking messages that trick people into revealing sensitive financial and personal information.  When dating online, do not reveal any personal details that could be used to drain your bank account.  Always be on the lookout for phishing attempts, which can come via chat, email, or even web conferencing!
  • Model shots.  Some people do upload professional photos to their online dating profile, but that isn’t the norm.  If you notice a particularly beautiful picture – something that seems like a pro shot it – there is a chance that it is a stock photo from a modeling agency.  Sometimes, con artists pretend to be someone they are not to extort money from their victims.

The good news is that the majority of online dating interactions are not a scam; people really have found true love via the internet!  If you think you want that chance, just keep these basic “red flags” in mind and get started today!

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.

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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.