About dating chinese
Compared to the way my husband grew up in post-Cultural Revolution China, the modest home I grew up in is a mansion.
My sister-in-law and her husband spent their whole time dating and the first four years of their marriage living in different cities, countries even, due to work.
At least half of the kids I tutor only see their dad once a year because of this.
"That's just how it is," is the response that most people give.
The opportunity to earn more money is often more lucrative than staying at home.
A decade ago, my plans for coming to China included teaching for a year, two...maybe even three, before returning to the US to start my teaching career.
Dating was not part of my plan, so when it happened, I was completely unprepared for it.As for free English lessons, although my husband and I only communicate in English, I know of several couples who speak Chinese because their boyfriend or husband doesn't speak a word of it.From my experience at least, contrary to some stereotypes, getting free English lessons doesn’t seem to be a big priority for them when it comes to dating Westerners.Looking back, I would have loved to know what I was getting myself into or at least some advice on navigating Chinese dating culture.Since my experience was limited to just my husband, I got some additional input from two American bloggers living in China: Jocelyn Eikenburg writes Both talk about their relationships with their Chinese significant others.I try to listen out of respect, then choose whether or not I'll follow what they say.Tags: Adult Dating, affair dating, sex dating