“There was no going on dates to turn into a relationship.

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Though not a TCK, she loves reading about (and illustrating) her peers’ cultural experiences.

Elaina earned her BA in Graphic Design in 2010 from Simmons College, and has interned at the Boston Globe and Boston Magazine.

She currently resides in Boston, designing, painting, and cooking yummy recipes!

When Yue Xu began a dating consulting business for men in Beijing last year, she noticed that many of her clients had set the exact same day to quit bachelor-dom.

Last year’s Singles’ Day resulted in $5.8 billion in sales over the course of 24-hours, which is 2.5 times more than Cyber Monday in the United States.

Obviously retail therapy knows no geographic bounds.And Xu says that this isn’t only a time in which people are buying themselves balloons and flowers and “doing the whole doing that too.Instead, they’re using those sales to help make this Singles’ Day their last.Here at Denizen, we were curious about the lives of the modern Third Culture Kid.We wanted to learn more about who they were, how often they’d moved, and how they had aged. But most interestingly, they have no plans on sticking around.More than 50 exclusive deals will be on the site Tuesday.