China has kept it isolated from rest of the world for many centuries and only recently, after recognizing the need for foreign investment and foreign trade to bolster the Chinese economy, has China opened its doors to foreign multinational companies, finally offering numerous foreigners a chance to come and live in this beautiful country. While foreigners are mostly restricted to only the major Chinese cities, many of them show considerable interest in meeting, interacting with and dating local Chinese girls. However, because it isn’t easy to meet Chinese ladies in public, except those who hang out in bars, many foreign expats in China prefer to stick to online Chinese dating to find a suitable dating partner. Often they don’t feel confident enough to venture out to interact with the real Chinese people, where their chances to communicate are narrowed by the ever present language barrier. This not only limits their attaining knowledge of the Chinese people and culture but also makes them prone to committing the same mistakes that men sitting in foreign lands and using online dating to find a Chinese life mate often commit.
Most foreigners fear that if they try to interact and forge friendships with the local people, they might be rejected due to their nationality and their non-Chinese origins. This attitude tends to affect their performance on the Chinese dating websites, and as well the fear of failure sometimes makes them resort to dishonesty and even assuming false identities. In addition, the inability to interact with local Chinese people makes them as ignorant about the Chinese culture and dating customs as any other man sitting thousands of miles away. While it is a good idea to date online to meet suitable Chinese women before taking them out on a real date, keep it in mind that they would naturally expect a man living in their country to have at least some basic understanding of their culture and traditions.
For foreigners residing in the various cities of China, the first step towards getting to know the “true China” is to become involved with the local people and make new friends and acquaintances amongst them. Believe me it makes a considerable difference while interacting with Chinese girls online. Having local friends and knowledge of local cuisine, festivals and customs not only reflects positively on your overall personality as a prospective dating partner, but also helps the Chinese women to develop a feeling of trust and respect towards you. And as we all know, winning the trust and respect of a Chinese female is the most important step towards initiating a long term relationship with her.