Chengdu - Post Report Question and Answers
Is this a good city for single people? For couples? For families? Why or why not?
For couples and families, it seemed great. For singles, not sure. - Aug 2017
I think it is a good city for families and couples without children, but I do not think it is a good city for singles. Dating is very difficult here. Children seem to have many activities to do, but the air quality could be bad and might prevent them from playing outside on bad air days. For couples, there are many good bars and restaurants, and a close-knit expat community. - May 2016
Minus the food and pollution issues, this is a great place for families. It's relatively cheap, there's a nice community, activities like dance classes and sports available both through the local and expat communities. Singles and couples might get a bit bored. On the map, Chengdu looks so close to places like Thailand and Vietnam. In reality, flight times and prices tend to make traveling not quite as carefree or affordable as one would hope, even domestically. That being said, travel is a worthwhile expense, especially in the winter when things are dreary. - Aug 2013
This is a huge family post and couples do well. I think it would be tougher to be single here, especially as a female. - May 2013