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. I lived in Asia for just two years and talk Chinese just about fluently, but my grasp of Chinese culture that is friendship/dating still pretty basic. He and I also have actually mentioned checking out the probability of being a lot more than buddies, but both of us consented to simply just just just take additional time to make it to understand one another in the same way buddies for the time being and never to hurry such a 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 as well. In Asia, i did son’t see many opposite-sex friendships (besides with a high college aged children), and I also stress as a friend too if we don’t end up dating that I would lose him. Continue reading