Is this true or can I have a normal dating life there? I guess it depends on what you consider "normal dating life". I met some guys, but nothing special until I began dating the man who is now my husband, who is HK Chinese. I think partly it was because they make up such a small proportion of the population.I also lived and worked in the New Territories, where there are fewer westerners in general.I’ve had two Chinese boyfriends while I’ve been in China and the second relationship was serious, the kind in which the idea of marriage and children wasn’t petrifying.
I'm an American woman in my early 30s considering a move to HK.One of the thing that holds me back is the things I hear about the lack of dating life for expat women there. In HK, I met a group of like-minded friends (mostly other European women) and went to pubs and openings and dancing sometimes.Then you meet someone nice who is available and you like him and he likes you and it's great.Living as I do in a city as vibrant and bizarre as Beijing has its good points – and its bad.Thanks to that relationship, I can speak colloquial Mandarin (including the kind of swear words that one should never, ever use) and prepare traditional Chinese dumplings with the speed and skill of Ken Hom.
I also understand what really makes Chinese people tick.
As a result, the streets of the city are filled with smug-looking Western guys holding hands with their pint-sized Chinese princesses.
Petite and eager to please, these girls are so cute I don’t blame the guys for being attracted to them.
She would call him several times a day with the most useless advice, to instruct him to wear a coat because it was cold outside, or to remind him to drink more water and ask him endless questions about his health.
To me, it seemed like mothering had been taken to a whole new level, but it’s the kind of mollycoddling that’s common between mother and son in China.
Even as a teen, instead of practising my snogging technique on a poster of Nick from the Backstreet Boys, I would be daydreaming of Lister (Craig Charles) from Red Dwarf.