Dating rituals in china
This particular cultural difference, is, in my experience, a big reason so many intercultural relationships fail; I know one girl I met texted me five times the next day – a serious no-no for me but standard procedure for her.
The man is generally supposed to handle all the decision making in Chinese dating, and some girls take this very seriously.
I have a female friend who, when on a date with a Chinese guy, mentioned that she wasn’t especially concerned about whether he owned a car or not.
Her date literally couldn’t believe his luck and immediately tried to set up a time for another date.
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.
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.
What this often leads to is heavy parental involvement in relationships and dating.
These lessons from Yoyo Chinese's Intermediate Course features interviews with people on the streets of China.
Following these brief interviews, Yangyang breaks down the important language points found in their answers.
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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.