Unfortunately, some Chinese women see Western guys as a free ticket to an overseas trip or a foreign passport, but there are gold-diggers anywhere in the world. Many Western guys would like to believe Chinese women date them because they have a more muscular appearance or are bigger in size.It is not true, although I can see how this "theory" feeds their racist ego.Illustration: Liu Rui/GT Editor's Note: Decades after China's opening up, intercultural relationships can still become an issue.A recent article titled "Single foreign females in China don't have it easy," published in Global Times Metro Shanghai on April 28, has sparked huge controversy.I don't claim to be any kind of love expert, but I have managed to stay married - to a Jiangsu woman - for over seven years, and I've seen friends from the US, Canada and England marry locals.The writer, Stephanie N, makes a lot of bold claims and assumptions.
Putting aside the viral stories of Chinese companies using token foreigners as a sign of being "international," we can see this skewed perception of reality demonstrated by those who only date foreigners.
The excuses are hollow for both "it is just business" and "it is just love" are just masks by the one who doesn't have the courage to acknowledge their inferiority complex, that they worship foreigners and that it plays a central role in their decision-making.
Those with inferiority complexes naturally seek acceptance from those they perceive as superior.
It scares a lot of Chinese guys, who look for a typical "good woman" by the standards of their parents.
With my Western boyfriend, I didn't have to pretend to be a "cute and naive woman," and I am not afraid of who I am.