Chinese online dating
More expats in China are using dating apps to diversify their social circles and romantic options.Photo: IC It was 11 pm on a Saturday night, and Jeff, a European expat who has been living in Beijing for five years, was just back from a party where he met a lot of new people, both foreigners and Chinese."I'm not looking for the love of my life on dating apps.
She recalls one guy she met, who works at an IT company, with whom she had a great conversation about philosophy and life.Chinese girls don't have arrogance is the best way to explain it, I guess." In his experience, Chinese girls on Tantan usually start conversations by asking where he comes from and what he does in Beijing, before asking for his We Chat, and then if he wants to meet up."But I think it's too quick," Bruce said. Andrew, a Brit in Beijing who's been using Chinese dating apps for five months, says he quickly discovered that while women in the West generally start out chatting about shared interests, Chinese women are more likely to ask about his job and future plans.He recalls one Chinese girl who, after a single date, began planning their wedding and future together in China."I understand that in China, some girls are facing pressure to get married before a certain age, which drives them to want to get serious faster in relationships," said Andrew."With dating apps, people check out one another's pictures very quickly, and if they think you're attractive, that's it," Jeff said."Most don't even look at the information you've written down."Gonzales said that, according to his observations, most guys who use dating apps are more interested in casual relationships, because so many apps are geared at hooking up.