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By meeting more people from different backgrounds and careers, I've learned a lot about interacting with different kinds of people.I've learned how to start and carry a conversation, to alleviate awkward tension and to listen to others' stories," Erika said.That has indeed been the case for the two male expats who talked to Metropolitan, both of whom have noticed they are more popular on Chinese dating apps than they are on apps in their home countries.A case in point is Bruce from the UK, who has only been using Tantan for one month but has already received 236 matches."In the UK, when I use Tinder, I usually get 20 to 30 matches tops, because there are fewer girls who swipe right for me than in China." Another difference, according to Bruce, is that in the UK, it is usually guys who start the conversation and do the work to try and impress and win over the girls."In China, I feel the girls are more keen to meet with me and impress me.Other expats have different intentions, and use dating apps more to meet locals, learn the language and deepen their understanding of China.Bruce, for example, wanted to make new friends and maybe find someone who wanted to learn English and could teach him Chinese at the same time.As a result, he met a 19-year-old student who wants to study in the UK, and they've been meeting up to do a language and culture exchange.
He started swiping through prospective partners' pictures and limited profiles, which include information like age, zodiac sign and occupation.She said the best experiences are when you hit it off with someone, and end up talking endlessly.She recalls one guy she met, who works at an IT company, with whom she had a great conversation about philosophy and life.Some believe that relationships that start through dating apps tend to be more shallow since users are more focused on appearances.Photo: IC The good and bad of cross-cultural dating What Jeff likes about dating apps is how easy it is to find and meet pretty local girls.