In any case - good luck with having the kind of dating life you want while you live in the Orient. You might find someone so enchanting you'll want to make her your long-term girlfriend or wife!
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When I visited this city back in 2009 I had no idea what to expect - let alone how to meet pretty Chinese women!
That means that you'll be expected to treat her to nice cafes and restaurants.
You'll also be expected to pay for taxis even if she's taking the taxi on her own!
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A friend of mine in Shanghai had his girlfriend take a 30 minute taxi to his work (unexpectedly) and expected him to pay it. Chinese girls don't get the chance to "grow up" the same way Western women are expected to.