Kinship between the gods and heroes of regions far distant from each other is evident, and the place-names themselves often evoke common sources.
Moreover, there have been continual attempts to impose a political unity over the region.
Still, despite the odds, sterotypes and other barriers, it does happen that Chinese men and foreign women get together.
If you go to any major city in China, you will invariably run into the foreign man-Chinese woman pairings in any major tourist or shopping destination; not so with foreign women and Chinese men.
The experience was so traumatic that he never sought another foreign girlfriend again.
On the flip side, I suspect that some foreign women might be unwilling to give Chinese men a chance because of money.
Average Chinese men tend not to earn big salaries in China, unless they are, for example, bosses, high-powered execs, or an in-demand talent.
And if they are to leave China to go to her country, they will face even more obstacles to earning money — language, culture, prejudices.