She dated a few guys from around the globe and says that she didn't have to hide the fact that she had a child and her now-fiancé, is a part of the girl's life.

She also said, of the Western men that she's dated, that they have a wider view of life.

Perhaps it was the result of a different type of education, more open minded parents or just the fact that they've ventured out of their home country.

The Western male, Chinese female relationship is quite common in major cities, and you'll also find that the couples aren't just young twenty-somethings.

A good deal of more mature women, even previously married ones, are dating foreign men because, with them, they have another chance at love.

Following her divorce, Yang was 35 and caring for her 9-year-old daughter.

Her Chinese friends told her that no Chinese guy would want to date her.

As she reevaluated her life and moved to a larger city, she found that Western guys didn't care that she was nearing "middle age" (most of China hasn't received the memo that 40 is the new 20) or that she had a child.

I reached out to half a dozen Chinese women, all with Western boyfriends and husbands, to find out more on their feelings towards their relationships as well as the challenges that come with it.

This is nowhere near a comprehensive study, but I enjoyed hearing what they had to say about their Western partners including the joys and challenges of the relationship.