Lisa Simmons, whose dissertation is easily the best academic study of the modern mail order bride phenomenon, and her discussion of why women around the world are seeking out Western men deserves to be quoted at some length.
She wrote that: In addition to believing that marrying a foreigner would contribute to financial security, all of the women in my sample strongly articulated the belief that an American man would make a better emotional partner than would a man from their own country.
Whatever the venue, almost 64 percent still believe the man should pick up the tab on the first encounter, survey respondents said.
But if you're a man, be prepared - you'll still likely be footing the bill on all first dates.
At least that's the sentiment of 2,667 respondents surveyed by 2Red Beans, an online dating website for overseas Chinese. Between May 29 and June 23, 2Red Beans polled Chinese living in the United States, Canada, England and France, among other countries, to learn their views on topics like romance and dating.
Related: Chinese Americans Find Love on Specialty Dating Site While that mindset might be changing, Chinese living in Canada still tend to be more conservative than their counterparts elsewhere, according to the survey.
More than 80 percent said men and women should date only one person at a time.