The famous saying, “Love knows no boundaries”, has proven true in the modern times more than anytime else in the entire history of humankind, primarily due to the increasing number of cross cultural alliances being formed. However, sustaining a cross cultural relationship for long is not easy especially in cases where the cultures differ significantly such as the relationship between western men and Chinese women. As an American, who has considerable experience about Chinese dating, I can easily say that while making such a relationship truly successful might prove to be a bit difficult, it is really not impossible especially if you were to follow the following tips.
It is important not to ignore some basic mannerisms such as being respectful towards your Chinese date as well as the lifestyle they follow. Remembering the fact that your online mate has been raised in an environment that is entirely different from your own and accepting the cultural traits which might seem quite unusual is the key to building a strong a long lasting relationship. However, it is also important to understand the personal preferences of your dating partners so as not to land in an embarrassing situation.
All romantic relationships need to pass through a phase of awkwardness and hesitation between couples. Such situations are generally overcome with the help of conversations which are commonly known as ice breakers. For westerns, ice-breaking conversations are often related to topics like sports, personalities and weather etc. However, this is not so for Chinese women, who feel more at home while talking about issues like politics, personal relationships, family and even a future career goals and options.
One of the most common mistakes that we commit with our Chinese dating partners is to have unrealistic expectations from them. Not only do we want them to be the perfect wife or girlfriend but also expect them to instantly adapt to our culture and lifestyle rather than adapting a slow and easy attitude towards the relationship.
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