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As filial piety is important to Chinese families, Eikenburg says that experience helped break down barriers.
She says the initial dating period moved at a slow pace and she practically had to ask him to kiss her.
"But once he kissed me he moved very fast and talked about love and marriage just days later." Jocelyn Eikenburg, a 33-year-old American who blogs on speakingofchina.com, had a similar experience when she first began dating her husband, Jun Yu.
The stereotype has always been Chinese girls, foreign men.
But now more and more Western women are studying, working and marrying in China, and they are discovering the charms of their Chinese husbands and writing about the experience. When Megan Millward came to Hangzhou in the summer of 2007 on her first trip to China, she did not expect to meet the man she would spend the rest of her life with after just four days.
"My parents were unhappy at the beginning," Zhang says.
His family thought he should find a girlfriend to marry who would be more traditional, but "after Megan met my parents they thought she was a very good girl".
When Jun told his family about his relationship with Eikenburg, his father did not approve.
"He cautioned me about dating a foreign girl and did not want me to get hurt," Jun says.
Her blog focuses on cross-cultural relationships between Chinese men and Western women.
Family can also be another hurdle for many foreign women in relationships with Chinese men.
It's been difficult getting used to including his parents with major decisions, adding that her mother-in-law even went along on their honeymoon.Tags: Adult Dating, affair dating, sex dating