Intercultural relationships in Hong Kong


We invite you to share some fun anecdotes and information regarding intercultural marriages and relationships in Hong Kong. This will provide some insight to current and future expats regarding relationship norms in mixed relationships and marriages in Hong Kong.

What are some of the best things about being in an intercultural relationship/marriage?

What are some challenges that you have faced or are currently facing? How do you address them?

Are intercultural relationships/marriages common and accepted in Hong Kong?

What are the benefits to being in an intercultural relationship/marriage?

Do you have any fun or interesting anecdotes to share regarding dating norms and rules for intercultural relationships/marriages?

Thank you for sharing your experience,


One interesting aspect to growing up in Hong Kong was being surrounded by many TCKs (third culture kids). TCKs are people living in a "third" country/culture (i.e. not the one they were born in, and not the one their parents are from).

Some TCKs are the products of intercultural marriages themselves, while others go on to make intercultural friendships/relationships (either with locals or other foreigners). In that sense, HK is a multicultural petri dish of sorts.

One obvious benefit to an intercultural marriage (aside from exchanging citizenships!) is the exposure to a whole new way of doing everything--new traditions, cuisines, values. Intercultural relationships are pretty common in HK--this is one of the things that keep the city interesting.

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