It’s known around town as the “marriage market.” The parents chat with each other about the attributes they — or rather, their children — are looking for in a mate.If the parents hit it off, and believe they’ve found a good match for their offspring, they’ll arrange a blind date and hope for sparks to fly.If you’re single, new to China and plan on being here for a while, the issue of dating a Chinese partner will inevitably arise.
He also seemed to have high expectations for a partner, without being up to scratch himself.
That annoyed me a little, and a Malaysian friend later explained it that mainland Chinese men have a sense of entitlement when they have accomplished certain things or made enough money. I hope this was useful to you, or at least entertaining.
Similarly, while I suspect that many of these ideas still apply to some extent if you are a foreign girl looking to date a Chinese guy, or with gay/lesbian dating in China, I unfortunately cannot offer any first-hand accounts of these types of relationships.
I welcome the input of our readers in the comments section below! You always hear about foreign guys coming to hook up with innocent Chinese girls and then leaving them the next day.
Usually, their children are in their late 20s and 30s.
This generation of highly educated professional singles is stereotyped in society as being too choosy to pick a partner, whereas people in their early 20s don’t have the same hang-ups and are getting married earlier, said Wang.This phenomenon developed organically more than a decade ago in Shanghai and has since sprung up in other parts of China, said Zhen Trudy Wang, a former Caijing magazine reporter in Shanghai who now works for a public relations firm.People were meeting at the park anyway to practice dancing, badminton and martial arts. “Matchmaking” is actually a more accurate term than “market,” which implies that money is exchanging hands, noted Wang.It’s impossible to say whether the matchmaking corner in People’s Park is producing any loving couples, but there are some anecdotes.Wang said her cousin met her boyfriend while she was walking through one such site with her friends, and she caught the eye of his mother.I don't know why that man even bothered asking out someone he's verbally abused, but some men are like that, I suppose.