Even when you’re dating someone very similar to yourself, misunderstandings are bound to occur.
This is even more true when you’re dating someone from a completely different background.
All leisure activities including visits to natural beauty spots or holy relics are enjoyed in large noisy groups, and the desire of some Western tourists to be “left alone” can be interpreted by locals as eccentric or arrogant.
Exotic foreigners inevitably become targets for blatant curiosity.
No woman wants to date a lap dog who agrees with everything she says.
Who she can walk all over and is just doing and saying whatever he thinks he needs to in order to be liked.
Attempting to pay a “share” of the bill will embarrass your hosts.
Mainland Chinese have almost no concept of privacy – many public toilets are built with partitions so low that you can chat with your neighbour while squatting, and in some bus stations or hotel toilets, some have no partitions at all.
Quit being such a nice guy In an attempt to show good dating etiquette men will go out of their way to be “nice”.They’ll avoid saying or doing anything the woman might disagree with.They’ll laugh too hard at jokes and comments that weren’t even funny.They’ll act super attentive and interested in the girl – not because they are genuinely curious about what she has to say – but because they want her to see how interested they are.If you find yourself being the “nice guy” – knock it off.The Chinese are, on the whole, pragmatic, materialistic and garrulous.Many of the irritations experienced by foreigners – the sniggers and the unhelpful service – can almost invariably be put down to nervousness and the language barrier, rather than hostility.In recent years, relationships between Chinese women and Western men have become increasingly common.Today, you can’t help but notice mixed race couples almost everywhere when you are in China or other Asian counties.It may seem old-fashioned, but it wasn’t long ago that the families of some Chinese girls actually forbade their daughters to talk to, never mind get involved with, a man not of their own ethnicity.It is obvious that this thinking has changed in many Chinese families.