There should be no doubt in your mind that if you want to date Chinese women, things might be a little different than if you were to date an American girl. After all, China is a nation with thousands of years of tradition, culture, and history.
What is it like to date Chinese women? The basics are the same, of course, but there are quite a few things that are very different. Here’s an introduction to some of the differences.
- When dating begins: Unlike many Western countries, dating in China doesn’t usually begin until after men and women have entered their college years. High school kids simply have too much work to do in preparation for university.
- There’s a pragmatic approach to dating: In China, the overall view of dating is a pragmatic one. It isn’t always about finding your soulmate; it’s more about finding a person who fits in with your own ideals.
- Mom and Dad are very involved: Although this is becoming less of an issue in modern times, the parents have traditionally played a large role in dating in China. Although their role might have lessened over the years, if Mom and Dad don’t approve, it might not bode very well for your relationship.
- Premarital sex: In most cases, sex before marriage isn’t the norm, although attitudes toward sex are changing in more metropolitan areas.
Keep in mind that these are just generalizations. Not every Chinese woman fits into the same mold, just like you’ll find a variety of attitudes among American women. The important thing is to learn about and respect her beliefs and attitudes.