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Is it easy for a foreign guy to pick up a Chinese girl?
A male friend of mine was on a short visit to Guangzhou recently.
Before a night out, he used his (brand new) We Chat account to find ‘people nearby’, and discovered a girl staying in the same apartment building.
It’s about mentality, and being culturally similar I think. So what do Chinese girls really want in a foreign man? How do you feel when foreign guys try to pick you up? If he’s not handsome, I will reply politely, but I don’t want to chat for long! C: ‘you are the most beautiful Chinese girl I’ve ever seen’ L: a guy once told me ‘women are happy after having sex with me, and I want you to be happy…’ Cringe. C: taller than 176cm, not too thin, muscles, clean, well dressed, polite.
A bit of fun with a blue eyed blonde, or something more? As for character, he has to be honest, smart, and have a stable job. So perhaps western guys in China don’t have it so easy after all.