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Is Asian Dating a Waste of Time and Money?

Hi, I'm Brett, and Asian Love Connections is a free Asian dating site I've built for YOU.

I've been searching for my own Asian bride for three years now. Yet I'm still single.

Go figure!!!

So with my lack of success, I can give you first hand knowledge that finding an Asian wife potentially costs a lot of time and money.

So here's a quick look at where I went wrong, and also where I went right...

My Mistakes

If I could go back in time and tell my past self to make some changes, then this is what I would tell myself:

Don't bother with the expensive pay per letter dating sites like Chnlove or Asian Beauties.

Wow, I'm glad I weaned myself off these as soon as possible!

I think I should have made more use of free dating sites like DateinAsia or Asian Love Connections (had I built this site three years ago).

Take a year off, and go live in an Asian country for a while.

Why has it taken me so long to find an Asian wife? The chief reason is that I can only go to Asia a couple of times a year. So if the women I've lined up to date aren't suitable for me, then I need to wait up to six months before meeting some more ladies.

I am now of the opinion that the best way to find an Asian bride is to live in Asia for a year or more. In fact, I am actively planning to embark on such a mission.

Countries like Thailand, Vietnam and the Philippines offer a low cost of living, and you can certainly hang out in them for less than $1000 a month. A few people claim you can live in Asia on $500 a month. If you can do without Western comforts for a while then this is certainly possible.

If you're a younger guy then take a look at countries like China. It's comparatively cheap to study at a Chinese University - I've seen undergraduate courses on offer for less than $3000 a year, and an MBA from a Chinese University will cost from just $14,000 for a two year course. Increasing numbers of Chinese Universities offer courses taught in English.

Of course, enrolling on a language learning course is also an option. And it's never too difficult to find English teaching roles throughout Asia.

My Successes

I have absolutely no regrets about looking for a wife from Asia. The quality of the women I have dated has been nothing short of spectacular. It would have been pretty hard for me to find such high quality dates back in the UK (or the USA, or Canada for that matter).

Learning an Asian language (in my case Mandarin Chinese) was a good idea, and I recommend that anyone seeking an Asian bride learn the language that is most widely spoken in that country.

I don't know a great deal about Vietnam, but I did get Asian Love Connections translated into Vietnamese. While I was adding the translations onto the site I began to pick up Vietnamese surprisingly well, so I'm sure it's not too hard to learn. It's possible to learn Thai. Chinese is also easier than you might think. A good thing about Chinese is the wealth of top quality language learning resources available.

I did attempt to learn some Japanese. That's a tough one to crack, as are Japanese women...

Another good thing I worked out was to choose an Asian city you like, and focus on the women from that one city. In my case I chose Guangzhou in Southern China. It's now a home from home. I am familiar with getting around town, I know where to take women on dates, and I've built up a good network of contacts out there.

So I can highly recommend you find an Asian city you like the look of, then stick to it. For the Philippines I recommend Cebu. Davao is a popular alternative, but you need to be a little more careful here.

Bangkok is obviously by far the best known city in Thailand. But if you want to date some very beautiful Thai ladies in a more relaxed setting then how about Chiang Mai? Situated in Northern Thailand, this city is one of the cheapest places to hang out in South East Asia, and it's worth a look if you want to find a Thai bride or girlfriend.

China has many options. I've already mentioned Guangzhou, but there are many alternatives. I've heard a lot of good things about Chengdu. It's a relatively affordable city, and the climate is a lot more favourable than many other Chinese cities (such as Beijing). Smaller coastal cities like Xiamen or Beihai are worth a look.

For beautiful Chinese ladies also check out Wuhan or Changsha. Changsha is the capital of Hunan Province. For some reason more Western men seem to marry Chinese women from Hunan than from any other province. I've been impressed with the Hunan women I've met, so Changsha should be a city you might like to know better.

So I don't want to discourage you from seeking an Asian bride. Just be aware that it's a big thing to do, and it requires a lot of effort to figure up the very steep learning curve involved with finding a bride from another country.

First things first though, and you need to know if an Asian wife is who's right for you! So sign up to Asian Love Connections and take a look around. Check out some profiles, send interests, chat to some ladies, and start the learning process you'll need to undergo in order to find an Asian bride.

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About the Author

I am , the owner of Asian Love Connections. I have travelled extensively throughout Asia, and have dated a number of Asian women.

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