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How to Choose the Right Chinese Dating Website

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Introduction

The Great Wall, The Forbidden City, The Terracotta Armies, pandas. China has long been emerging as a leading power in the modern world, but it is also a place full of history, art and culture. With a population of well over a billion people, it’s the world’s most populous country. You’d think that with all those people, love would be plentiful, but as with any country, there are people in China who are still looking for love.

Now imagine yourself hand in hand with the partner of your dreams, walking along the great wall, stopping off for some noodles, looking out across this ancient and exotic land. Or perhaps you’d prefer to meet someone of Chinese heritage who lives in your country, or maybe even someone who is willing to relocate to be with you. With Chinese dating websites, all of this is possible. 

 

Are there different types of Chinese Dating Websites?

Without wanting to split the crowd too much, there are five main types of Chinese dating websites which we have reviewed.

  1. Aims to set up westerners with people from China. They might come to visit you, you might go to see them –  it’s up to you.
  2. Lets you meet people of Chinese heritage in your own country, meaning that there will probably be fewer cultural differences, and a much smaller airfare.
  3. Aims to put you in touch with Chinese members whose usual aim is to marry.
  4. Focus solely on Chinese dating, so its members are usually living in China and expect to meet others who currently live in China.
  5. Blend various elements of those we’ve just described.

 

What are you looking for?

As there’s a lot of variety, it will be important for you to consider what you’re looking for. In particular, we feel it is important to consider these two points:

  1. Are you willing to travel, or do you wish your date to travel?
  2. How long do you anticipate your relationship will last, or how serious are you about a long term relationship?

In our experience, understanding your thoughts on these topics will help you to decide on the right Chinese dating website for you. You’ll also want to think about other issues along the way, such as cultural differences, travel plans and so on. However, let’s not get too far ahead of ourselves, no matter how exciting the prospects might be! Before signing up for a site you will need to understand the subtle differences between the dating sites, which is where we come in.

 

What important factors have we considered in our reviews?

We’ve explored the best Chinese dating websites around in a bid to help you to decide which one will best suit your needs. We use the same format for each review so you can easily compare the sites, so we’d better go into a little detail to explain how our reviews work...

  1. Star ratings:
    Each written review is superceded by a small diagram filled with stars. This is a visual guide as to how the site performed based on our key parameters. The more stars, the better. We then provide a written evaluation of each site, its costs and features.

  2. Chances of getting a date:
    This is probably the most important factor in using a site if you’re genuinely keen to find a Chinese date. We consider the number of members, how active they are and how you can communicate with them. Some sites offer a matching service, or will arrange for you to meet the members in person. You might also find sites that will set up phone or webcam dates, all of which will improve your chances of getting a date in the long run. If you’re interested in a long term relationship then look for sites whose members are explicitly interested in marriage. If you’re more interested in video chatting and dating online, that’s available too.

  3. Features:
    Do you want to chat via email or instant messenger? Fancy talking to a date on the phone or talking face-to-face using your webcam? Check out the list of features we provide on each review, this will show you what’s available. We also mention extra services such as companies which arrange transport, visa advice and so on. If you’re someone who finds it difficult to start up a conversation, then look out for features such as winks, gifts and icebreakers, which will get you started. Since some Chinese members may not speak English, you might also be inclined towards websites which offer translations from and into English.

  4. Quality of photos:
    Generally speaking, photos are the only means of getting a visual impression of a potential date. We consider the quality of the photos, whether you can zoom in and how many photos each member can upload. If they offer video introductions, all the better! The best way to find out whether members’ photos are attractive and clear is to visit the website and take a peek at profiles for yourself.

  5. Navigation and support:
    Finding your way around a website is important, particularly if you’re new to it. We check for broken links, confusing terms and the helpfulness of the support on offer. The sites which perform best are easy to navigate whilst offering additional support to its members. You might be particularly interested to find sites which offer dating tips, with information on cultural differences, as well as the ins and outs of how to complain, solve problems and so on.

  6. Value for money:
    Whilst some of the sites we’ve reviewed are very cheap, this doesn’t mean they offer great value for money. We look for a fair price on a site that provides all the necessary features. You’ll see that some of the sites we’ve reviewed are more expensive than others but, because they offer superior features and membership numbers, we feel that they improve your chances of getting a date and therefore offer better value for money.

In our experience, understanding your thoughts on these topics will help you to decide on the right Chinese dating website for you. You’ll also want to think about other issues along the way, such as cultural differences, travel plans and so on. However, let’s not get too far ahead of ourselves, no matter how exciting the prospects might be! Before signing up for a site you will need to understand the subtle differences between the dating sites, which is where we come in.

 

The Bottom Line

Well that’s all for now. One of the world’s oldest, most interesting and most influential countries, and its people, awaits! “Jūk néih hóuwahn!” (Good luck!)

 

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