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China English Teaching Horror Stories

Jun 28, 2017 Comments(47)

Teaching English in China can be a risky venture, especially for inexperienced teachers who might fall victim to the more unscrupulous schools and administrators out there. Here we take a look at several horror stories which should illustrate what can happen when innocent English teachers fall into the wrong hands. ...Read more>>

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How to Marry Another Foreigner in China

Jun 27, 2017 Comments(1)

A practical guide exploring the rules, regulations and tips for two foreigners getting married in China. ... Read More>>

All the Single Ladies! Why Does China’s “Leftover Women” Phenomenon Exist? HOT

May 23, 2017 Comments(23)

China’s notorious “leftover women” are the lucky ladies who’ve reached the age of 27, but have not yet married. Why are these ladies being set apart? Why don’t men want them? In a land with a male dominated gender imbalance, how can this be happening? ...... Read More>>

Happy Endings in China Not Just for Men HOT

Apr 12, 2017 Comments(61)

One comment on my article about intercultural relationships asked the rather loaded question “why don’t you see more foreign women married to Chinese men?” This is a question that gets asked a lot, and there really is no simple answer. It is obvious to ...... Read More>>

Love and Unavoidable Conflict When Chinese Women and American Men Date HOT

Mar 21, 2017 Comments(48)

We’ve all seen it, everywhere we go, nearly every day: an American man with a Chinese woman on his arm. We’ve also heard the stories from the foreign man’s perspective about all the cultural differences and the interesting exchanges. But what do these ...... Read More>>

Eight Dates, Ten Days--University Students Escape Back to Campus HOT

Feb 15, 2017 Comments(2)

Looking at the experiences of two young, single women, Xiao Meng and Rou Rou, one gets an idea of what its like to be a young single in China. ... Read More>>

Blind Dates and Spring Festival HOT

Feb 06, 2017 Comments(7)

Relatives setting up Chinese singles on blind dates has become commonplace during the Spring Festival Holiday, but many singles aren’t necessarily comfortable with the prospect. ... Read More>>

Chinese Women Hire Fake Boyfriends for Spring Festival Trip Home HOT

Jan 23, 2017 Comments(8)

Young men who hire themselves out as “fake boyfriends” are in high demand for the holidays. This article explores the concept of rental boyfriends and the motivations behind the young women who opt for one. ... Read More>>

Understanding the Construction of the ‘Asian-Guy’ Stereotype HOT

Jan 16, 2017 Comments(4)

Pretty much on a daily basis I feel someone not-so-slyly staring or double-glancing at me and my Hong Kong boyfriend holding hands. So what’s the deal here? ... Read More>>

Dealing with Negative Stereotypes of Cross-Cultural Dating HOT

Dec 26, 2016 Comments(175)

Bowie, Iggy or Bo-ggy combo ran the boozy argument. My friends and I were debating who penned the track 'China Girl'. A quick internet search later and we were none the clearer. The mysterious algorithms and search bots, which are supposed to know our wants ...... Read More>>

Do Expats Understand Chinese Women? The Truth Behind the Stereotypes HOT

Dec 12, 2016 Comments(1)

This translated article claims that Chinese women often stay in loveless or abusive marriages to avoid being an older divorcee. Chinese women have strict conditions for marriage because getting married is a huge gamble for young women. Divorced women have a ...... Read More>>

Foreigner Vs Chinese Tradition: Relationship Roles in a Chinese Family HOT

Oct 11, 2016 Comments(48)

In China, family roles are still relatively traditional. While it is common for both men and women to work outside the home, when it comes to breadwinning, housework, and childrearing, China tends to fall in line with long standing gender roles. The man ...... Read More>>

Vying for Control – 5 Common “Chinese Girlfriend Problems” HOT

Sep 22, 2016 Comments(65)

So, you're in trouble with your girlfriend again. Odds are, if you've been in a relationship with a Chinese girl, you've said or done something at least once that had you suddenly apologizing profusely, with your best Chinese, to a locked door, a stone ...... Read More>>

University Student and English Teacher Ordered to Divorce by Shanghai Court after Flash Marriage HOT

Sep 06, 2016 Comments(10)

A foreign man and Chinese woman were ordered to divorce by a Shanghai court. They had gotten married after only two weeks of knowing each other, and there were signs that the man had coerced or harassed the young woman into marriage. ... Read More>>

Extramarital Affairs in China: The Key to a Modern Marriage? HOT

Aug 24, 2016 Comments(23)

In the recent past, having a mistress, or ‘xiaosan’ as they’re called in Chinese, has been a popular trend among men who take part in affairs outside of their marriage. Is it the pursuit of love or just mindless sex? ... Read More>>

Chengdu Woman Buys Matchmaking Service Before Reading the Fine Print HOT

Aug 16, 2016 Comments(7)

A woman in Chengdu was tricked by a matchmaking company into purchasing an expensive membership. However, when she read the fine print, she realized those profiles were most likely fake and did not represent actual men the company had available for her. ... Read More>>

Boyfriend’s Mother Mistakes Hickeys for Physical Abuse, Forces Couple Apart HOT

Jul 08, 2016 Comments(10)

A young Chongqing woman was kicked out of her boyfriend’s apartment for three days after her boyfriend’s mom suspected that she had physically abused him. In reality, she had only given him a few hickeys, but found it difficult to tell her boyfriend’s ...... Read More>>

How Much Does it Cost to Get Rid Your Husband’s Mistress in China? HOT

Apr 21, 2016 Comments(15)

How much does it cost to get rid of a mistress? Spain’s El Pais recently shared a story of a Chinese woman who hired a specialized company to help save her marriage. ... Read More>>

Was it a Scam? Woman Still Single after Paying 700K to Matchmaking Agency HOT

Apr 06, 2016 Comments(9)

A wealthy businesswoman paid hundreds of thousands of Yuan to a matchmaking company to find her a suitable partner, but they did not deliver. ... Read More>>

The Relationship Minefield: 4 Challenges for Multicultural Couples HOT

Feb 29, 2016 Comments(119)

Many foreigners come to China and fall in love – not just with the culture, the history, the scenery, but with local Chinese people who become their boyfriends, girlfriends, or, eventually, husbands and wives. However, jumping into a relationship with ...... Read More>>

Man Pays 5,000 Yuan for 4 Blind Dates: 3 are Terrible, 1 is a Prostitute HOT

Jan 13, 2016 Comments(10)

The company promised him more dates to make up for the terrible first four, but did not get back to him for months. ... Read More>>

Dating, Flash Marriages, Love Confessions: A Look into the Minds of Chinese Singles HOT

Nov 11, 2015 Comments(9)

Chinese citizens from all regions of the coutnry give their opinions on dating. Who is supposed to pursue who? Text message or face-to-face? ... Read More>>

Love Lost, and Found: 4 Chinese-American Couples and Their Stories HOT

Oct 20, 2015 Comments(21)

Four stories of four different Chinese-American marriages, the good and the bad. ... Read More>>

8 Apps and Websites that are Changing the Way China Does Dating HOT

Sep 01, 2015 Comments(6)

China’s online dating scene has long belonged to two main gatekeepers: Jiayuan and Momo, but times are changing. Where are young people in China finding love these days? Here’s eight apps and websites that are changing the way China does dating. ... Read More>>

Lessons in Chinese Slang: Still Single? Don't Be a “Light Bulb” HOT

Aug 04, 2015 Comments(11)

This summer, there are some who seem to have overcome the Shanghai curse and found their significant others. What happens to those are left over? Those in China who are unlucky in love sometimes end up as mopey “light bulbs.” ... Read More>>

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