Seeing a foreign man and a Chinese girl holding hands, one might wonder "what's it like," or start to think about the rumors and myths that fly around about those people.
Miah Wang (pseudonym): A Chinese girl, 27, whose American boyfriend will be transferred to another country in May.
Niu: I've seen those kind of couples on the street.
Foreigners prefer those girls with oriental characteristics, which the Chinese might consider as ugly. Martin: Many of my female friends and my ex-girlfriends told me it's true.
Dong: I am not that pretty, but girls like me still find foreign boyfriends… Dong: We haven't had sex yet, but my boyfriend told me foreigners, especially Latin Americans, are "fierce" in bed.
Lin: My boyfriend is my first love, so I don't have anybody else to compare him to....
[but the first American I went on a date with] dropped his pants, and I saw his little little brother.
Niu: Size doesn't matter, and being suitable for each other is important.
Carl Martin (pseudonym): A French expat, 30, Martin has been living in Beijing for six years.
He used to date a few Chinese girls, and broke up with his last Chinese girlfriend because they mutually decided they were "not getting along." Way Lin: Lin, 23, has been dating an American photographer for more than a year, and is seriously considering getting married.