Canadian Stories · Chinese Culture

Dating, circa 1885-1947

Was there ever a time when dating was simple? I dunno. Somehow, I doubt it. We humans can make anything complicated. This post is my irreverent take on life back then. I was thinking about the head tax, the closed borders, the crazily skewed ratios of men to women, and wondering what it must have been like to get a date.

Here it is in two pictures.

Dating – the single Chinese man’s perspective

Dating – the single Chinese woman’s perspective

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