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It was fascinating to be with someone from whom I learned something new every day.

But then I always have had an unusual taste in men.

Even as a teen, instead of practising my snogging technique on a poster of Nick from the Backstreet Boys, I would be daydreaming of Lister (Craig Charles) from Red Dwarf.

But it wasn’t the problem of my boyfriend’s mother that ultimately destroyed our dreams of a future together.

She would call him several times a day with the most useless advice, to instruct him to wear a coat because it was cold outside, or to remind him to drink more water and ask him endless questions about his health.

Most Western women shy away from the prospect of having a Chinese boyfriend: they find them too traditional, overly effeminate (it doesn’t help that many carry handbags and adore boybands such as Westlife), and the cultural barrier too immense to overcome.

To me, though, these obstacles seemed like things that would make a relationship more interesting.

To me, it seemed like mothering had been taken to a whole new level, but it’s the kind of mollycoddling that’s common between mother and son in China.