I usually don’t have much problems with Chinese women dating and marrying white men.
Traditionally I typically view them on an individual basis.
Why does it seem like some Chinese women are purposefully shunning Chinese men?
Why does one often find white men successful in looking to date and marry Chinese women but much rarer Chinese men dating and marrying white women?
I usually chalk up these nagging social issues to women looking to move up the social and economic ladder.
Because of the history of the last 200 years, Westerners typically make more money, are financially more successful and stable, than Chinese.
To the extent women (Chinese included) marry for security, dating and marrying white men seems only natural.
From the Chinese perspective, it might even be encouraged, if nothing else than to improve the quality of life some of its people through the fast track.
But recently, I came across this WSJ report that seems to turn that theory upside down.
It appears in Hong Kong, the real action is not of poor Chinese women marrying rich foreign men, which I understand, but rich Chinese women seeking out to marry white men. Come have a free dating dinner,” one Hong Kong-based user wrote on Weibo, China’s Twitter-like microblogging service.
The above picture apparently caused quite a stir and went viral in Hong Kong cyberspace recently. The founder of Hong Kong Speed Dating, Rachael Chan, said Hong Kong’s five-star Mandarin Hotel refused to host the weekend dinner party just hours before the event, which was open to 20 diners total (both men and women), and the event was moved to a venue in Soho, an upscale bar-heavy district.
Here is a copy of the WSJ article in full: Three words ignited a social-media storm in Hong Kong this past week: free for foreigners. A Mandarin Oriental spokeswoman said it wasn’t a hotel event, and declined to comment further. Chan defended the event, saying that asking women to pay US0 was a way to screen attendees and an attempt to help serve her customers better. “For most guys, especially bankers, they say, ‘I’ve seen many, many pretty girls and I’m looking for a wife.’” But the company doesn’t limit itself to collecting fees only from wealthy women. Chan said this weekend her company is hosting a dating event that matches female flight attendants, who will attend free of charge, with men who will pay HK,000 to mingle with them. “It’s because they travel around the world, and can carry on a conversation,” she says.
It started with an advertisement that depicted a young Asian woman smiling at a Caucasian man, who eyed her while holding a martini glass. “When it comes to foreigners of the top 0.1% kind—those bank managing directors—all they ask for is someone smart and financially independent,” she says. So far, about 10 men have signed up for the event, which isn’t restricted based on nationality for men or women. Are rich Chinese Women in Hong Kong disproportionally seeking out Western men?