AMore and more Chinese are marrying foreigners.
BThat's true. But I have a low opinion of those women who go out with foreigners.
BI think some Chinese wonem marry foreigners for money while others just want to live abroad. There is no true love between them.
AI wouldn't say that's totally true. I've met many happy intercultural couples.
Bwell, then why aren't there many East-West couples where the man is a Chinese and the woman is a Westerner?
AI guess it's because the Chinese women are more attractive to Western men.
BOr because they are less attractive to to Chinese men.
AWhat do you mean?
Byou know, usually the woman is in her thirties and she is a left girl.
Aa left girl? What's that?
Bthey're called that because they're left behind on the shelf. They're also known by their three H's—high diploma, high salary, and high degree. and they're also known as the three S's—single,
Ayou have a point here, but I believe some mixed marriages are based on true love.
Bthat' for sure but very few.
AJessica is going back to Holland next week. I've been thinking a lot about what to give her as a parting gift, but I still have no clue.
Bis that the girl you spent almost every weekend with?
Ayeah, that's her. We had a lot of wonderful times together. She is really a special friend, and I want to get her something meaningful.
BI am not good at picking gifts. Maybe you can ask if there's anything she needs to make it easier?
AI don't think so. That way it would lose all the charm. I want it to be a surprise. I want to show her that I care about her and I hope our friendship will last.
Byeah, that's nice.
Ahmm, I think I've got an idea. Maybe I can get her an ever-green plant to take back home.
Ba plant? That's creative. I'm sure ever time she waters it she'll think of you. But there is a problem. Do you think it'll be able to go through the customs?
AI hope so. I'll make sure to get a small one so she can put it into her suitcase. I hope it won't cause her trouble at the border.
BI don't know. I think the idea of a plant going across borders with a friend is really exciting but maybe seeds would be safer. You don't want to get her in trouble.