The main problem that my friends talk about a lot, is that expats are always leaving.
I was based in Shanghai for the last 18 months and you kinda go through cycles of friends, not many people I knew stayed longer than 6 months.
Confusing, I know, like most Asian-Americans, it took me years to figure out what the difference was between race, ethnicity, heritage, and nationality.
One thing it’s not, according to one female expat, is an ideal place for a western woman to find romance.
Global Times recently published an article written by a “Stephanie N.” Titled “Single foreign females in China don’t have it easy“, Stephanie complains that circumstances are tough for her and other foreign women when it comes to finding love in Shanghai, saying that the “odds are simply against us” and calling the entire experience “bittersweet”.
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.
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Living as I do in a city as vibrant and bizarre as Beijing has its good points – and its bad.
I am really sad about the girls here all love expats. The thing is you have to get out and meet people and be proactive eith dating, if you don't local guys won't chat you up and expat guys will mainly be looking for Chinese girls and not have eyes for you and you'll get dejected.
Two regulars posters on here are expat women with Chinese husbands so don't discount the Chinese guy route either.
I suppose for them the shared similar cultural background is essential.