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Dating 101: change majors?

Meeting members of the opposite sex of course doesn’t just challenge the youth of China. But a bouquet of social pressures that start from childhood nip off most of the nation’s female-initiated romances before they bud: you’re too young for a boyfriend (mom talking), we sent you to college for education not messing around (parents talking), women appear too “easy” if they make a move (society talking) and you’re not good enough for the rich, handsome, charismatic guy who everyone else has eyes on (society again).

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Beef market in China

There’s a different kind of meat market in China. Female mate shoppers check out not only a man’s looks, humor and signs that he’ll treat her well. They also look for a bit of beef, as in where’s-the-beef. That means a man’s potential to earn money. Existing personal wealth is part of the cow. Future earning potential is another, or as advice column letter writer N.D. puts it, “achievements.”

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Sexy Beijing speed dating

A new episode of Sexy Beijing about speed dating in the capital, also on Tudou for faster loading inside China.

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Kiss the screen already

Letters from Chinese students to a foreign agony uncle in a a state-owned English newspaper (Part IV).

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It’s dating, mom, not mating

Letters from Chinese students to a foreign agony uncle in a a state-owned English newspaper (Part III)

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Sexy Beijing: Matchmaker, Matchmaker

Are arranged marriages still popular in Beijing? Sufei finds out in this episode of Sexy Beijing.

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Yellow fever a myth?

Can a new report asserting that white males do not have a thing for Asian women possibly be true?

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