So we’ve gotten a few questions lately about dating in China.
It’s an interesting topic that hits on a lot of key cultural touchpoints, so I want to take a few minutes to talk about this.
Think about it: when you consider what to do in terms of relationships, don’t you use your parents’ marriage and/or relationships as a reference point?
If your parents and other family members married out of convenience rather than romance, there isn’t a lot to help guide you when trying to find a romantic partner you really click with.
Consider, too, the generational issue at play here: The lovely lady you’ve been crushing on’s parents and grandparents are the ones exerting that pressure to get married, even though she herself may not feel that she’s ready or interested.
That's because her grandparents' and possibly (depending on where in China she is from) her parents still value marital stability above all else in their time, given the instability and volatility of their eras.
We’d love to hear some of your thoughts and responses – share them in the comments below!
Now that you know a little about dating culture in China, take a look at what Chinese people have to say about their ideal romantic partners.
One of the primary issues here is that for Chinese women, there is a much stronger emphasis on getting married early.As a result, being intimate before marriage is a lot less common in China than in the West, though this is not so much the case anymore among younger, more urbanized Chinese.