Another source of culture shock for expats is unrealistic expectations.Shim Bo-kyung (pseudonym), a 24-year-old student from South Korea, said he often gets the impression that his Chinese dates like to imagine him as being just as rich and handsome as the characters from South Korean TV series.
He recalls one Chinese girl who, after a single date, began planning their wedding and future together in China."I understand that in China, some girls are facing pressure to get married before a certain age, which drives them to want to get serious faster in relationships," said Andrew."I'm not looking for the love of my life on dating apps.I use them more for the sake of having different experiences and expanding my world view.As a result, he met a 19-year-old student who wants to study in the UK, and they've been meeting up to do a language and culture exchange.Erika, a 22-year-old student from South Korea, has similar intentions to Bruce.
Some believe that relationships that start through dating apps tend to be more shallow since users are more focused on appearances.