Ask the Yangxifu: Opposite-Sex Friendships in Asia

Ask the Yangxifu: Opposite-Sex Friendships in Asia

Eleanor asks:

I’ve recently befriended a student that is chinese in the united states. We lived in Asia for just two years and talk Chinese pretty much fluently, but my grasp of Chinese friendship/dating culture is still pretty basic. He and I also have actually mentioned exploring the potential for being a lot more than buddies, but each of us decided to just simply just take additional time to make it to understand one another in the same way buddies for the present time rather than to hurry any such thing. I think there’s an evident undercurrent of attraction between us, and I’m stressed that when we decided we had been unsuitable romantically he would back away friendship-wise too. In Asia, i did son’t see numerous opposite-sex friendships (besides with a high college aged children), and I also stress when we don’t wind up dating that I would personally lose him as a pal too. We like and respect this person a whole lot, that our friendship can continue even if one of us finds someone else so I hope you can reassure me. Continue reading

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