One of the first things I noticed about the younger guys in China are that they almost always carry their girlfriend's purse.
The two times he's been given the option to go to Inner Mongolia, and triple his income, he's turned it down.
When it comes to dating Western women, we've noticed that Chinese guys tend to be shy and insecure.
So much so, that my husband didn't ask to date me, he asked me to be with him for the rest of his life. Compared to most of their Western counterparts, Chinese men start thinking about marriage much earlier in the relationship.
So, if you're dating a Chinese guy, make sure to figure out what the both of you want out of the relationship so you can manage expectations.
My husband's parents are always telling us what to do, not to do, how to do such-and-such properly and how to raise the kids.
I try to listen out of respect, then choose whether or not I'll follow what they say.
The opportunity to earn more money is often more lucrative than staying at home.
I didn't realize just how common this is when we were dating and I got lucky and found a guy that likes to stay close to home.
Presumably, you meet your boyfriend while you're both in the same city as most couples do, but a large number of Chinese couples live and work in different cities.
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.
He always paid on dates, but when he had the opportunity to get his research published in some professional journals and couldn't afford the fee, he was very hesitant to accept the money from me.