This Beijing native became a dating coach upon the request of male friends.
Now she runs a high-traffic blog (Singlefied.com) addressing many of her clients' most burning questions, splitting her time between New York and China’s capital.
Beijing is a relatively safe place for women, so going out alone or with girlfriends is not a problem.
You still need to be careful in the bar areas at night.
Everyone seems to know everyone, or least knows them.
In some social circles casual relationships with other expats can be quite incestuous.
One friend with an actual boyfriend of 2 months commented that 2 months is long for Beijing.
As said before, Beijing is not a relationship place.
They often enjoy tremendous attention from local and foreign women alike.
They seem to have the choice, and enjoy trying out what’s on offer.
Some guys, especially after a few drinks, may feel quite entitled and may not leave you alone.
So don’t walk out of a bar or club alone, leave together with friends.