Dating in Beijing
is a fickle beast. Despite being the country's bustling capital, it can be a lonely place, with finding someone you connect with often proving to be a challenge. Apps
like Tantan and Tinder don't quite offer 'love at first swipe' as anticipated, and it's so busy, chances are you'll never see that guy/girl you locked eyes with on the metro ever again.
So when you do meet someone, it's important to hit it off early – you only get one chance at a first impression, after all. Luckily for you, we've put together a list of Beijing-specific pick-up lines that are sure-fire conversation starters...
If we were together, you'd be like my apartment on a smoggy day: I'd never leave you.
Are you Line 10 during rush hour? Because I can see us getting busy!
My bed is like my favourite WeChat sticker: I need to share it with you.
Are you roughly a quarter of the Chinese population? Because you are smoking!
In the bedroom, I'm like Sherpa's: I always deliver.
Are you an AQI reading? Because I can't stop thinking about you.
I'm like a Beijing taxi driver: we don't need to speak the same language for me to get you there.
I'm like the Beijing restaurant scene: I love a soft opening.
I don't care if you ride Ofo or Mobike: our journey won't be shared with anyone.