Roughly 58 percent of those surveyed were women and 42 percent men.
The findings, Zhao said, suggest a shift away from conventional attitudes typically embraced by Chinese.
For instance, in England some 80 percent of overseas Chinese have coffee or tea on a first date, while in France around 40 percent prefer to go on a romantic day trip.
Whatever the venue, almost 64 percent still believe the man should pick up the tab on the first encounter, survey respondents said.
"I think with Hong Kong, in general, the people are more conservative, even though they are more exposed to western culture," she said.
"The marriage view is more conservative." Apart from a greater willingness to simultaneously date multiple partners, only 30 percent of overseas Chinese disapproved of entering a relationship in which the woman was older than the man, the survey found.
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