After watching this video from a Price Waterhouse Coopers employee event in Beijing last fall, we wondered if we had been misjudging Beijing men all these years. Were they really softies at heart?
So we did a little research and found this report on Xinhuanet. It’s from March 2005. Interestingly, it rates the most charming men in China. Basically the no-doubt-based-on-scientific-fact conclusions were:
- Harbin: Macho, but don’t really make good husbands
- Chongqing: Powerful, straightforward but tend to be chauvinistic (a bit like Harbin men)
- Beijing: Stylish and talkative, they tend to be self-centered but they could also be very romantic
- Chengdu: Not really the most passionate type, but definitely down to earth and have good qualities to be a husband
- Hangzhou: The most delicate and well dressed men among all
- Guangzhou: Probably the richest men in China, often wear designer labels, they are mostly charmingly “evil” … remember the Chinese saying, women are often not intrigued by good men (男人不坏，女人不爱)
- Xi’an: Persistent and devoted to love, lucky to be loved by a Xi’an man
- Nanjing: Laid-back and content with life
- Shanghai: Probably the most “metrosexual” men in China and have good husband qualities (such as cooking for the wife …)
- Shenzhen: Intelligent, smart and rich, money is probably their drive for life, they could love a woman but not necessary want to marry you
OK, we are not sure how much truth there is in this report, but a list of stereotypes is always a good way to start your weekend. Our personal experience dating Chinese men are limited, but we may try to get audited very, very soon.