So what should a Western man know about dating a Chinese woman?
Even when you’re dating someone very similar to yourself, misunderstandings are bound to occur.
A term commonly used among girls to describe men with a knack for courtship is “细心" (translated: careful, attentive, meticulous) and I think this is very much the case. S., I think girls talk about guys who are "sensitive" but it’s not quite the same thing.
Matters progress nicely and, after a while, you arrange to meet (or meet again) your new Chinese girlfriend for a date…
oh-oh, a four letter word that can send chills into the heart of most men.
I've been with a good number of girls, have had a few girlfriends, and – as I like to dabble in all things – have been sporadically active in the different expat communities in Beijing.
In fact, I moonlight as a rather well-connected man-about-town in the expat community here (or rather, I was doing so earlier this year… Chase woke up one day in 2004 tired of being alone.