As astonishing as this is, I’m not entirely surprised there are foreigners who actually believe these things.The “Charisma Man” phenomenon across Asia that foreign men experience makes them feel as if they are the next Brad Pitt.You’ll often hear people say that cultural differences are overstated or not as much of a factor as they used to be, and while there is some validity to that, cultural differences are nothing to scoff at – they do most definitely exist.One of the primary issues here is that for Chinese women, there is a much stronger emphasis on getting married early.BEIJING- China is marking National Security Education Day with a poster warning young female government workers about dating handsome foreigners, who could turn out to have secret agendas.Titled "Dangerous Love," the 16-panel, comic book-like poster tells the story of an attractive young Chinese civil servant nicknamed Xiao Li, or Little Li, who meets a red-headed foreign man at a dinner party and starts a relationship.
I’ve been in China for about 5 years and have dated (and am dating!There was one American girl, who was very pleasant but kind of heavyset and nothing special to look at, who said she wouldn’t settle for anything less than Jay Chou or a local Chinese rapper we knew who was modelesque stunning.Another man on our orientation, who is fifty years old though not bad looking, also said he would only go for girls between the ages of 25-30 who were “drop dead gorgeous.” From what I could gather from talking to these two individuals, they didn’t have the same attitude about dating Western people.In fact, I once dated a girl who would only meet up at places that her parents AND grandmother had pre-approved; as you can imagine none of these places were very fun.Your lady’s generation may well be the first to have that freedom of romantic choice, and that's something you need to keep in mind while making your decisions for your relationship – there simply isn't a ton of cultural precedent for her to fall back on.Below are the excerpts from what Gugu wrote (in fact, I am translating it from Chinese).It sheds light on ideas that some Chinese girls indeed have about foreigners: When it comes to romance, most of Chinese men are reserved and, I would say, too modest.In one of the poster's final panels, Xiao Li is shown sitting handcuffed before two policemen, who tell her that she has a "shallow understanding of secrecy for a state employee." The poster has appeared on local governments' public bulletin boards, targeting mainly rank-and-file state employees.A Beijing district government said in a statement that it would display the poster to educate its employees about keeping classified information confidential and reporting to state security agencies if they spot any spying activity. Not only she somehow manages to stay most of the time in good mood, but she is also the first person to whom me and Mrs. I was intrigued and asked her to give me a written argument by mail why foreigner would make a good boyfriend. If I would have to choose one thing to describe her – it would be her smile. Few weeks ago I chatted with Gugu, and she confessed to sometimes fantasize about having a foreign boyfriend.