Editor's note: Chinese women who are dating non-Chinese guys often express various issues which displease them - and the issues are mostly due to cultural differences and a lack of understanding. One of our forum readers from Pakistan sent us a list of what he considers the ten most common complaints of Chinese girlfriends.
1. You don't carry my handbag!
Most foreign boyfriends believe that carrying a handbag of a girlfriend is basically the opposite of manliness.
But this is a very common demand of Chinese girlfriends.
Chinese girls usually carry useless and unnecessary stuff in their bags and the reason is only because they want to have a bag so that their boyfriend will carry it for them.
And foreign boyfriends don't like to carry their handbag.
2. You don't text or call me three times a day!
Chinese girlfriends usually demand that you stay in contact with them during the day and show that you care for them by calling or sending them text messages at least two or three times a day.
This will not change - so you need to adopt this habit if you wish to have a long-term relationship.