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21 May

A decade ago, my plans for coming to China included teaching for a year, two...maybe even three, before returning to the US to start my teaching career.

Dating was not part of my plan, so when it happened, I was completely unprepared for it.

Here are some of our insights about dating Chinese guys: Chinese guys, with pressure from their parents and coming from a different culture of dating, by-and-large date to marry.It’s not always about finding love so much as it is about finding a potential marriage partner who fits with one’s own ideals.For example, although many men get married without a house and a car, Chinese women will often say that they’re looking for these things because that’s the sort of person who probably has a stable career and will be able to provide for her and their future children in the long-term. As one contestant on China’s most popular dating show put it, "I’d rather cry in a BMW than laugh on a bicycle." Every parent is different, of course, but in general Chinese parents expect to be more involved in their children’s relationships.As they grow older the strings gets shorter and shorter until it is time for them to wed.Nothing can severe the strings "not distance, changing circumstances, or love.