When it comes to dating, Chinese men are most interested in what women look like, while women want to know about a man’s income.
The next consideration is a prospective partner’s profession: primary-school teachers and nurses are in high demand among men, while women favour men in IT or finance – areas men least want their partner to be working in.
Many say it reflects the “Giant Infant” culture described by psychologist Wu Zhihong in her acclaimed book to be somewhat progressive.
It featured two successful female entrepreneurs out of the three bachelorettes.
The 40-year-old divorcee’s story is an example of the tensions between two divided generations.
One is stuck in conservative values (parents wanting virgins and baby makers), and another has become more open-minded (like the 23-year-old guy who wanted to defy his mother and choose the 40-year-old divorcee.) Some viewers have criticized the show for being overly dramatic and suspect it is scripted, which the producer denied in several interviews.
says it has 120 million registered users, and new users join the dating platform at a rate of 40,000 to 50,000 a day.
Born in a suburb of Shanghai, Li trained as a molecular biologist at Cornell University in the US and, after realising he wasn’t suited to fiddling with Petri dishes in a lab, switched to Columbia University, where he earned a Ph D in finance.
Before getting to "how," let's start with "why." There are obvious reasons one would want to date an Indian, such as how successful and professionally desirable they are. But, if you want to take some initiative, I highly recommend you familiarize yourself with some Bollywood actors and choose a favorite. Good luck and let me know how these suggestions work out.
If you bust out something like, "Yea, I loved Kuch Kuch Hota Hai," you are very likely to get a second date. Showing an appreciation for Bhangra will score you points. If you want to be adventurous and score some points, I suggest you try cooking him/her a few Indian dishes. Aside from English, Hindi is the most prevalent but not all Indians speak Hindi so you might have to determine his/her native tongue.) Before we got together, Sanjay was greatly amused by my reciting various things in Hindi to him.
It should be obvious by now that you need to have a favorite Hindi movie. Most major cities have theaters that screen Bollywood films otherwise you can easily stream one through Netflix, etc. It has an irresistible beat that will motivate even the most dance-phobic types to hit the floor. Unless you are willing to take some serious initiative in the kitchen, plan to go out for an Indian meal. Many Indians would agree that it is often tough to find a good Indian restaurant, even in major cities. (Note: there are hundreds of languages spoken in India.
Indians dominate as engineers, doctors, lawyers, venture capitalists and entrepreneurs. According to Wikipedia*, "India holds the highest number of Miss World winners, only to be tied with Venezuela." (*That feels a little like citing The National Enquirer but I am going to go with it.) Most Indians are innately gracious, social creatures; they highly value friends and family and have a calendar filled with various holidays and occasions to celebrate, which they typically do with gusto. Some safe, attractive possibilities: Salman Khan, Aamir Khan, Hrithik Roshan and Amitabh Bachchan. I hope Laxmi, Goddess of Prosperity, smiles on you as you endeavor to date one of her people.
They make up a large proportion of our graduate students -- just walk around the campuses of Harvard, Columbia or Stanford or and you will see these incredibly attractive brown people all over the place. Those endless jubilant dance numbers in Bollywood movies pretty much channel the Indian soul. If for no other reason other than you want someone to dance with you (or without you for that matter), date an Indian. Oh yea, I almost forgot to mention: one more big bonus when it comes to dating an Indian: communication with cabbies. New Yorkers: Just imagine if you could stop a taxi during the 4pm transition time and your date could say, in Hindi, "Hey brother, will you please take us to Spring and 6th?