So at the ripe age of 30, I have given up on trying to find my Mr Right. In Beijing, even the most average Western men are able to attract pretty Chinese girls, who seem to be under the impression that they have all the style and sophistication of Daniel Craig.
As a result, the streets of the city are filled with smug-looking Western guys holding hands with their pint-sized Chinese princesses.
Living as I do in a city as vibrant and bizarre as Beijing has its good points – and its bad.
Although exciting and unpredictable, from its fascinating culture to its mind-bending language, it’s certainly not an ideal place to find long-term love, no matter how beautiful, smart, successful and hilarious you may be.
However, unlike the majority of Western women living in China, who watch bitterly as the egos of below-average men swell from the admiring looks of Chinese girls, I took an altogether different approach and chose to date Chinese men instead.However, your best bet is going to be using what the locals use, not just for app availability reasons in that region, but also to increase the number of people you can interact with.Let’s take a look at some of China’s popular dating apps.We asked her about yellow fever, bad first impressions and the best place to take a girl out on a date in Beijing. There are two dating scenes: expat dating and local dating. The way the locals treat the Fuwuyuan is awful, People beating the waitress because of 20 RMB, spitting, throwing chairs and cups! Where's the romance, the love if it's just about numbers?I call expat dating in Beijing “Summer Camp.” Everyone has an expiration date, but while they’re here, they want to make the most of it. I have never seen anything like that before, not in the States, not in Europe, not in Korea and Japan, but here! I have to wonder what exactly you spend your time doing splitting it between NYC and BJ.Dating apps are a huge part of modern dating culture. Sure, you could go out and meet people to take on a date (read our guide on how to score a date).