linda_sun Post time 2013-1-24 17:44:05

Why do foreigners love to date leftover women in China?

Have you ever heard of a popular Chinese word – Leftover Women? Unmarried women in China over the age of 28 are often considered to be “leftover women” .There is a statement says to leftover Chinese women -”If you haven’t married a Chinese man by the time you are 35, you should consider marrying a foreigner.” It is not a joke and it’s not even entirely groundless. But why foreign men will take up with Chinese leftover women? Any culture differences?

Prometheus2 Post time 2013-1-24 20:27:23

Do Chinese women have an expiry date? What do all the Chinese older men who are single do? I thought there were too many men as it was in China, let alone not being able to date 'leftover' woman. Very odd culture if It's true.

Dawn_Chen Post time 2013-1-25 00:45:56

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Do Chinese women have an expiry date? What do all the Chinese older men who are single do? I thought ...

It is true, yeah, not only odd, but also old.

jiayangguizi8 Post time 2013-1-25 01:04:14

This post was edited by jiayangguizi8 at 2013-1-25 01:11

I think you mean white men. It's because they are left-over men.

Just look at the guy in your picture. No foreign woman (Asian, Black, Indian, Latino, Mixed, White) would want to marry him. The majority of white guys who come to China have a vey hard time to get girls to accept them in the West, let alone be kissed by them. So they come to China because they know that Chinese blindly worship whites, and that they'll be offered jobs and girls on a silver platter from their kneeling servants.

Smaug Post time 2013-1-25 01:56:00

As a foreign white American guy who has a Chinese "leftover woman" (using your definition) let me just tell you why in my case, rather than try to guess for every man.

First, I like her looks. Sad to admit it, but it is the first thing we notice about each other, regardless of culture, right? She has a great smile; that was the first thing I noticed. I talked to her (through work) and found out she is very intelligent. That is another thing; I cannot abide a dumb woman, no matter HOW attractive she is. I need someone I can talk to. She is also strong, emotionally, and rational. I've dated many American women, and found they are largely irrational. Not only was I expected to understand this, but also to accept and love it. But I don't love it. I HATE it. Maybe especially so, because I'm an engineer.

My woman, on the other hand is very rational. Sometimes, more so than I am. it is a strange feeling.

I also feel like it is a savage, chauvanistic thing to suggest that a woman is "left-over" because she is older than 35. This is something that may have been common in wester countries 100+ years ago, but we have developed beyond that now. Women are considered equal in almost every way. (main exception being physical strength)

FWIW - I think that lady in linda's picture above is pretty. Great smile, pretty face, average or a bit chunkier than average by American standards. She's quite fat by Chinese standards, I guess.

Ghosty Post time 2013-1-25 05:31:56

It´s very popular expression

very derogatory to their own women

That´s one of the worse problems in China and Asia

Chinese men value the women for their appareance and age

Stupid men and supporters

:@ :@

Ghosty Post time 2013-1-25 05:32:02

It´s very popular expression

very derogatory to their own women

That´s one of the worse problems in China and Asia

Chinese men value the women for their appareance and age

Stupid men and supporters

:@ :@
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