That was good for me and it won’t hurt you to do the same. My attempted humor may have made you chuckle (hopefully) or it may just as easily have gone straight over your head.
I don't even know where or how this stereotype started. Yes, we can be very kind and very sweet, but don't be shocked all of a sudden when we have an opinion about something and do something about it.
Chinese dating is just as confusing, and wonderful, as any other type of dating.
And of course, you'll find everything in between as well.
My guess is you are reading this because you are an English speaking male, probably from the USA, Canada, the UK, Ireland (welcome into the parlour, but only if your name is Timothy or Pat) or from the Antipodes – Hello Bruce!
For Westerners, a willingness to learn about Chinese culture can make an interracial or international relationship stronger.
For Chinese people who want to meet others from the same ethnic background, Internet dating sites can help.
Chinese people are crazy about having balance in their life, health being one of those things.
How many kids do you..."Or....they'll sit and smile at you while interrogating your girlfriend about you.
You better be in school for (or already in) accounting, marketing, finance, medicine, or law. Whether it's Cantonese, Mandarin or some other Chinese dialect, you might have to start taking some lessons or asking your girl for some basic phrases. Your girl most likely went to UBC or SFU or studied abroad, and chances are she did very well.
And if not, hopefully they'll slowly warm up to you. Not that they can't speak English, but Chinese parents almost always want to be able to talk to their potential in-laws in their mother Korean, Japanese or TVB dramas, taking your shoes off and wearing slippers in the house - the Chinese do a lot of things differently than other cultures and vice versa. And now she's probably killing it in life, making moves to further herself in her work.
You'll meet people who were born in the United States and have never lived in China, but who still follow traditional Chinese culture.