What To Do In China

 

 

While China has become more westernized, there are still some basic things you should and shouldn’t do while you’re there. These are just basics, but as long as you’re friendly and bring your best manners, you will get along fine and have a great time. Nevertheless, knowing what not to do in China can be helpful. 

 

Be On Time:

It can be seen as rude to be late. Always be on time or even a little early to meetings or dates.

 

Try To Show Up With A Gift  

If you’re meeting someone, it’s customary for both parties often exchange gifts.  For instance, if you’re meeting your fiancée’s family for the first time be aware that you’re expected to bring a gift.  Gifts are not usually opened until after you leave. If they do insist you open your gift, ask “Is it ok if I open it?”  

 

Special note: Don’t bring four gifts or clocks as gifts- the Chinese associate these with death and are considered unlucky.

 

What Name Should You Call Them?:

Unlike in the West, Chinese people don’t call each other by their first name. Let’s say a man is introduced to you as  “Lee Ming”.  You can safely address him as Mr. Lee not Mr. Ming, because the family name comes first.  As an example  Joe Smith is known as Smith Joe. This will be a little different if you’ve already got a close relationship with them, but let them say so first.

 

About Public Displays Of Affection:

Generally, public displays of affection (PDAs) are frowned upon.  Hand holding is becoming acceptable but play it by ear and ask if it’s ok.  Your girlfriend or fiancée will appreciate the gesture.

 

Never let someone else pay the Bill without saying, “No, please let me.”

Let’s say you go out to a meal in China. It’s time to pay for the meal and your dining companion says, “I’ve got the bill.”  It’s considered good manners to argue and fight for the right to pay the bill. Showing eagerness to pay the bill is just good manners. Be willing to go back and  forth a few times with the “No, let me” before it’s settled.

 

Don’t Take The First  “No Thank You”  Literally

People in China will almost always automatically refuse things like having a drink or going out for food automatically, even if they are really hungry or thirsty.   In China a  good guest is supposed to refuse at least once, so you as a good host should always offer at least two or three times.

Never Accept Food, Drinks , or Gifts Without Refusing a Couple Times.

Likewise, don’t immediately accept anything offered.  Chinese people will expect you as a guest to refuse at least once.

Should You Brag?:

Chinese people are humble and polite. Let’s say have dinner and give your host a compliment like “That was the best dinner ever!” Your host will say, “No, that was really bad.”  They’re not being rude, just humble and polite. So be humble too. Keeping the  boasting to a minimum will help keep things from getting awkward. Be modest about yourself: if someone pays you a compliment , be humble and say something like “No, not at all” or “I’m not good at it, but thank you for saying so.”

We hope this brief guide comes in handy, especially if you’re going to China to visit a Fiancee or girlfriend (or even meeting her family!).

Looking to date a Chinese girl? Find her on Cherry Blossoms <3

 

Etiquette links:

http://www.chinahighlights.com/travelguide/guidebook/etiquette.htm

http://www.commisceo-global.com/country-guides/china-guide

10 Chinese Etiquette Tips

Chinese Travel Information

 

10 Dating Profile Turn-Offs Asian Women Notice

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It sure seems like online dating comes naturally for a few but it might be a struggle for nearly everyone else. A lot of guys have had great results on Cherry Blossoms, but if you’re wondering why your online dating profile isn’t pulling in the kind of responses you’re looking for– we have some ideas for you.

 

In most cases, creating a winning profile is more about what you shouldn’t include than what you should. Here are ten profile turnoffs that are bad news if you are interested in dating Asian women.

 

  1. Strange Photos

Let’s be honest here. Most Asian women are going to be turned off by any number of strange photos that men post on their Asian dating site profiles.

While a selfie is better than not having a photo, bathroom and gym selfies are not ok whether you are wearing a shirt or not. Old or blurry photos aren’t going to work either. Finally, women know when you post cropped pictures of yourself and your ex.

Anything other than a good, recent photo of yourself is a turnoff.

  1. Unkept Physical Appearance

Don’t be “That Guy”. A man who doesn’t care about his physical appearance isn’t very attractive to ladies. If you don’t care about how you look, this is usually going to carry through into other areas of your life. It makes a bad first impression.

Also, Asian women often prefer men who don’t have facial hair, so if you’re sporting one of those lumberjack beards you may have a tough time getting a response. Tidy up that beard!

 

  1. No Sense of Humor

Women love a man who has a sense of humor and especially one that can laugh at himself. If you’re taking life, and yourself, a little  too seriously this is going to be an ongoing issue.

 

It’s ok to be a “serious” type, but avoid the negative talk if you wish to attract Asian women.

 

  1. Lack of Confidence

Dating Asian women isn’t for the faint of heart. Studies have shown that women are turned on by confident men and turned off by meek ones. However, this doesn’t give you an excuse to brag it up- Your dating profile should exhibit signs of confidence, such as knowing what you like to do and having your own sense of self and style.

 

  1. Poor Spelling and Grammar

Not everyone has perfect grammar or won their school district’s spelling bee. That’s why most word processing programs have a spelling and grammar checking system built-in! Write your profile in MS Word or some other similar program and hit the “spell check” button.

 

No one expects you to have perfect spelling and grammar in your dating site profile, but it should be understandable, readable and coherent. This will especially help Asian ladies who are relying on translation software.

 

  1. Too Many Abbreviations

“Srry lol jk  omg ;P <3”

No joke, your dating profile isn’t a text message or a social media post. If you need to say “LOL” or post an emoticon more than once, it’s too many times. Not everyone understands abbreviations and texting slang, especially if English isn’t their first language.

Write in full sentences and save the smilies and hearts for later.

 

  1. An Inaccurate Profile

A pretty massive turnoff on men’s dating profiles is inaccuracy. To put it more clearly, don’t lie.

 

Don’t stretch the truth about your age, height, weight, or marital status. Don’t make up hobbies to try to sound more interesting. If you are really looking to seriously date Asian women, hopefully, you want to find someone who likes you for who you are.

 

  1. Too Much Information (TMI)

A dating profile is not the place to lay out your latest sob story or to trash your ex. Depressing stories aren’t sexy and, if you’re angry and trashing your ex, it doesn’t cast you in a good light.

Keep it short and sweet: be positive and focus on the kind of person you’d like to meet instead of dwelling on the past.

  1. Generic Terms and Adjectives

We all think that we’re “nice” and “funny” but this pretty generic when it comes to a dating profile. If you’re interested in dating Asian women, be more specific about your background, your hobbies, and the adventurous things that you enjoy doing.

 

Example: “I like motocross and horror films. My favorite movie is Titanic.” Ok, don’t use these exact words (unless you’re really into those things). Giving specifics will give you something to talk about.

 

  1. Being a Jerk

A dating profile is not the place to objectify women by telling them how beautiful, intelligent, and physically fit they should be. Do NOT be degrading.

 

If your profile looks like this,“I’m looking for a perfect 10. She should be a doctor/model/great housekeeper–ALL AT THE SAME TIME!”, you might get a few hits, but more often than not, women will pass it by.

 

It’s a given that you’re probably looking for a certain type of woman on an Asian dating site. If this is you, that’s great, but don’t close yourself off to other opportunities.

 

The Takeaway?

Yes, it’s easy to meet Asian women online, especially at Cherry Blossoms. However, you’re still going to need to add a little polish on your profile if you’re looking to attract a special woman.

 

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Use Online Dating To Meet Potential Matches Worldwide.

Meet online matches, world wide

Online dating has changed drastically over the years. It seems everyone who is single is using online dating to find love. With more options on where to date it seems that middle aged adults, especially men, are looking overseas to find somebody special. Here at Cherry Blossoms we specialize mainly in Asian dating. Our clients are generally Western men looking to date Asian women. Dating online has changed the way people date and now the world is wide open to online dating, but we know there are a few ways to make it even easier.

Avoid these common mistakes when dating online:

1. Not filling out your profile completely. When you make your profile, do the best job you can. How you present yourself online is very important. Try to tell a funny story and show some photos of you doing activities you enjoy. Having a smile on your photo will get more people interested in your profile. Write a good profile just telling your story but don’t tell everything. Keep a little mystery to talk about later.

2. Not leaving your comfort zone. It may be uncomfortable, but nothing will happen unless you put yourself out there. You need to get out of your comfort zone and contact the women you think will be your best matches. Many people are afraid of getting hurt or running into scammers. Get out of your comfort zone and get the conversation started, take your time.

3. Telling lies. Lies are a huge “no no” online, and in any potential relationship. Be confident and honest in your interactions because there is no point in lying. By lying, even little white lies, you will break any bond of trust your date may have had in you. Honesty is the best policy here.

4. Not being proactive. If you wait for someone to find you, instead of looking for a online date yourself, it might never happen. Online dating has evolved to a point where you need to invest time and effort to find your match. Be proactive and actively search and communicate with your matches. Seriously, you miss 100% of the chances you don’t take.

5. Being too picky. Let’s be honest for men online dating and picking a match is based on just the photo a lot of the time. Don’t be to picky. Give potential dates a chance even if they’re not the right height or your “Perfect 10”. The worst that can happen is that you don’t click and you move on. The best case scenario? You find a friend and maybe a lover.

6. You fall in love too soon. When you communicate with someone online, it’s natural to be honest and give trust because you assume they’re a good person, just like you. It’s important to be safe when meeting people online. Take it slow and be mindful about what the other person says and does. It’s ok to not trust someone right away- after all, you’ve just met them! Never send money: we can’t stress this enough. Don’t send money to anyone you haven’t met in person. Report anyone who asks for money.

Don’t give up. I see so many people just give online dating a few days. They get discouraged when they don’t get an immediate response, but don’t put any effort into their profile message, or having a photo.

Online dating does take effort and, I promise you, if you put the effort in, there will be lots of excitement. I am confident that if you keep getting out there and engaging members you will find your match.

Good Luck and Happy Online Dating,

Bob
CB Staff

Also see:
“Cherry Blossoms Success Stories”
10 Do’s and 10 Don’ts to Remember When Online Dating
More Marriage-Minded Single Asian Women are on Cherry Blossoms

Advice for Dating Asian Women

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Successfully dating Asian women requires a little bit more than just opening an account on Cherry Blossoms and waiting for the hits on your profile to start rolling in. If you want to meet and date Asian women, you’ll need to up your game because they are not at all like their western counterparts; Asian women get a lot of attention from men around the world because they’re enchantingly beautiful, polite, and highly intelligent.

 

Here are several tips for your next Asian dating adventure to ensure your ultimate success.

 

Ask About Her Interests

There are two people involved in every dating scenario; you and her. While an Asian woman will be happy to learn about you and your interests, it would be nice if you also took the time to ask about what makes her frustrated and sad or happy and fulfilled. Learn about what makes her smile!

Avoid Mentioning Stereotypes

 

Throwing out typical Asian stereotypes is one of the quickest ways to send an Asian girl running in the other direction. It’s a given that you have a “thing” for Asian women if you are registered on an Asian dating site, so this doesn’t need to be verbalized. Don’t go in expecting that every Asian woman knows martial arts or is a professional masseuse- that’s just silly. Treat each lady that you meet as an individual and don’t assume that you are trading messages with Lucy Liu’s clone.

 

Never Send Money

This is a common mistake that men make when dating Asian women long distance that you’ll want to avoid. While most Asian women have pure motives, some don’t and will take advantage of your generosity. Many websites have their share of financial scammers, and it is next to impossible to screen them out entirely.

 

If you want to send a gift, Cherry Blossoms has safe methods of sending flowers or other gifts that don’t involve the transfer of currency.

 

Again, NEVER SEND MONEY and report anyone who asks  to the Cherry Blossoms Staff.

 

Don’t Disparage Her Family

For Asians, family is everything! Family is so important in the Asian culture that when you date an Asian woman, consider that you may also have to court every single member of her family. Never dismiss her family or the importance of their opinion on your courtship and budding relationship.

Respect Her Faith

If you wish to date Asian women, you could very likely encounter a lady with a strong sense of faith. For example, 86 percent of Filipinos are Roman Catholic. The particular religion and dedication to faith will vary by country, and sometimes region, but it’s important that you understand and respect that this is a part of her upbringing (see above) and acknowledge her faith.

 

Be Complementary

Guys, we’re telling you this right off. “Nice butt!” is not going to get you a lot of responses.

Asian women, on the whole, care a great deal about appearances. They spend a great amount of time on fashion, beauty, and body image. Expect to gain extra points by complimenting on such things as choice of outfit, shoes, and hairstyle. Not just that; every lady likes to receive compliments on her sense of humor, her personality and her intellect, too.

Don’t get ahead of yourself

Remember when we discussed ditching those Asian stereotypes? Assuming that your new love interest is a “Geisha vixen” who is going to be your very own Asian sex kitten is a big mistake. In fact, you’ll find the opposite to be true when dating Asian women. Asian countries are conservative by nature, and you’ll need to be patient in every respect when you date Asian women.

 

While there are many ways to fail at Asian dating, finding love on an Asian dating site doesn’t have to be difficult. Some online sites are better than others, and Cherry Blossoms is the VERY BEST. We’re here to help you find success in your quest to meet your soulmate online. To date, we’ve helped over 150,000 couples unite through our service. Join today- it’s free to set up a profile.

 

Source

http://www.thedatereport.com/dating/communication/dating-asian-donts/

http://www.puatraining.com/blog/how-to-attract-asian-women-a-simple-guide-to-meeting-and-dating-asian-women

http://www.lovepanky.com/men/how-to-tips-and-guide-for-men/the-non-asian-guys-guide-to-dating-an-asian-girl

http://www.asia.com/journeys/dating/top-10-things-to-know-about-dating-asian-women/#.V6758ZgrKUl

 10 turn-offs Asian Women Notice in a Dating Profile:  http://blog.blossoms.com/?p=2170    Online Dating Safety and Guidelines for New Cherry Blossoms Users:  http://blog.blossoms.com/?p=2113

 

“We owe CB so much.” -Michael C., CB Client

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We love getting updates from our CB Friends. Michael is one of our happy customers!

“We just confirmed a flight. I fly to Manila July 28.

 

We owe CB so much. 13 months of communication via video phone, chat, anyway we can; it’s finally here.

 

Our dreams are coming true. And that’s all because of blossoms and a one of a kind woman.

 

There are good men and women out there that just want real love. A man has to prove it, and a woman deserves it.

 

We’ll be in touch. But from the bottom of our hearts, we thank you! ”

 

Michael

Wishing you safe travels to Manila and all the best in your new life with your special lady <3

Aloha,

CB Staff