Sometimes, Asian dating leads Americans to visit China. When you visit another country, it is important to respect that nation’s cultures and customs. It is only respectful to behave according to social norms.
However, there are still things that tourists do that really annoy Chinese people. If your Asian dating relationship brings you to China, here’s what you should not do:
- Public nudity and photography is not acceptable. Although this might seem like a given, it is worth mentioning that public nudity is not socially acceptable in China. Be sure to keep your pants on… literally.
- Relieving yourself on the side of the road is not acceptable. They say that “when you gotta go, you gotta go”. Well, not in China. If you have to relieve yourself, simply pulling over on the side of the road is not an option. This also goes for the Great Wall.
- That four-person bench is for four people. Two people taking up a four-person bench really annoys the Chinese locals. If there is room for more people, allow that seat to be taken and don’t reserve it for your bag.
- Whatever you do, don’t climb a tree. For some reason, tourists think it’s okay to climb trees in public parks. This really isn’t acceptable and it tends to bother the locals. If you see a tree, control the urge to climb it; sit beneath it instead.
The next time you find yourself in China, keep these suggestions in mind if you want to avoid annoying the locals.