Dating with chinese
Milo Gonzales, a Beijing-based relationship counselor from the US, said that dating apps are a quicker and easier way to meet new people for expats."It gives people the opportunity to talk and communicate to see if they have the same interests, and if their general viewpoints click before they meet in person to see if they are right for each other," he said.
He started swiping through prospective partners' pictures and limited profiles, which include information like age, zodiac sign and occupation.
As a result, he met a 19-year-old student who wants to study in the UK, and they've been meeting up to do a language and culture exchange.
Erika, a 22-year-old student from South Korea, has similar intentions to Bruce.
In real life, many expats work so much that they have only limited time to socialize, and when they do, according to Jeff, they mostly hang out with other expats.
"Dating apps help break that invisible boundary between expats and locals," he said.Some believe that relationships that start through dating apps tend to be more shallow since users are more focused on appearances.Photo: IC The good and bad of cross-cultural dating What Jeff likes about dating apps is how easy it is to find and meet pretty local girls.Shim added that some Chinese girls have even asked if he comes from a wealthy family like in the famous South Korean TV series .