And if you are not clear on what is the “Antipodes”, welcome to the club. Now all of that was intended as humor, which leads me nicely into the first thing you should know about dating Chinese women: It should not come as a surprise to you about Chinese women that they speak Chinese!
The first time I heard it I fake laughed along with the joke I didn’t get either until I was able to go look it up. (and if they speak English, it is only as a second language).
A far cry from American dating shows, such as the Bachelorette, the female contestant on the popular Chinese program will never pretend she is slightly impressed if she feels her suitor is not up to her standards, reported the Daily Mail.
The six-year-old Chinese dating show, hosted by TV star Meng Fei, is a cultural phenomenon in China, with a viewing audience of up to 50 million people per episode.
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.
And, that is from one native English speaker to another.
If a male candidate joining the Chinese dating show “If You Are The One” isn’t rich, handsome, manly and successful (read: perfect) enough, he should at least have very thick skin to absorb the flurry of insults he is bound to the receive from the Chinese lady contestants.The initial nervous discussion, the initial shyness and, perhaps, even awkwardness, slowly begins to turn into a realisation that, perhaps…, maybe…, possibly…, here is someone who meets your requirements, matches your expectations of what a woman should be; of how a woman should look and behave.Matters progress nicely and, after a while, you arrange to meet (or meet again) your new Chinese girlfriend for a date…Dating any woman is always a highly fraught experience, especially so the first few dates; so how do you cope with dating your new found Chinese girlfriend?How do you successfully progress along the dating journey with a woman from another country, another continent? either at the shopping centre or at an event, or more likely these days, on-line you’ve met a potential Chinese girlfriend.She’s fun, beautiful, intelligent…the whole package. He met her on this Chinese dating site, but that’s not of interest now.