There are all kinds of people here as in any other city in the world.
There is massive family and societal pressure to marry and have children, and for the modern Beijing inhabitant living otherwise a more relaxed and socially free life than in years past, this can mean huge family strife.
Chinese dating apps have been seeing growing popularity among expats living in China, in part because many foreigners' social circles are largely limited to other expats, and these apps give them the chance to meet and date locals.
Among the most popular apps, both for Chinese and foreign singles, are Tantan, Momo and Skouts.
Sun Yang, a public relations director from Momo, told Metropolitan that they have seen more expats using their dating app over the past few years, though they didn't have any statistics detailing their number of foreign users.
Another dating app, Tantan, didn't reply to Metropolitan's calls as of press date, but according to Metropolitan's count, it contains around one expat user for every 10 Chinese users in expat-heavy neighborhoods like Guomao and Sanlitun.
Four months into my life as a newly minted Beijing resident, I made the following discoveries:1.
Public loos are great if you prefer to do your business with no doors and several squatting Chinese grannies staring straight at you.2. Having a white man call you “my Indian princess” in bed is an excellent way to bring all proceedings to an immediate, awkward halt. For those interested, yes, I did carefully delete his number approximately a second after we said goodbye.
But remember that Beijing is full of Chinese men and women from elsewhere in China, and relying on stereotypes for your information is a dangerous game.Swiping left means you do not like the person, right means you do. She's got a nice smile," he said to himself, and swiped right. According to Jeff's profile on Tantan, 5,166 girls have liked him over the past year, which translates to 5,166 chances to meet new girls online.It was a match, which meant the girl also liked him. In that time, he's achieved 1,196 matches, which meant that he and 1,196 girls liked each other.English-language schools – not all of them legitimate – continue to mushroom, and while the expat population is primarily formed by English teachers, it also includes IT professionals, entrepreneurs, and guidance counsellors who prep harried Chinese children and their still-more-harried parents for universities abroad.Most are from European countries and the United States and predominantly white.