And I went on three dates with a New Yorker who proudly boasted of a book he kept that contained the names of every woman he’d ever slept with (with scores).
However, unlike the majority of Western women living in China, who watch bitterly as the egos of below-average men swell from the admiring looks of Chinese girls, I took an altogether different approach and chose to date Chinese men instead.
Now she runs a high-traffic blog (Singlefied.com) addressing many of her clients' most burning questions, splitting her time between New York and China’s capital.
Living as I do in a city as vibrant and bizarre as Beijing has its good points – and its bad.
Although exciting and unpredictable, from its fascinating culture to its mind-bending language, it’s certainly not an ideal place to find long-term love, no matter how beautiful, smart, successful and hilarious you may be.
I met many single women in Beijing, who were not single by choice.
It’s not that they are ugly, clingy, boring or have other major flaws, quite the contrary.