Posted: 19 Mar 2017, 05:03
Before you venture into the potential minefield of a relationship with a Chinese woman, you should carefully consider the advice in this article. Hypothesis 2 Peers and the adolescent subculture, as opposed to parents, should exert a significant influence on the dating behavior of Chinese youth. Indeed, recent studies have suggested that dating (Kim 2005 ) and decisions within marriage, itself, are still strongly affected by Chinese parents (Pimentel 2000 ). Data for this study were collected during the summer of 2015 at a large public university in Shanghai, China. The Chinese character for xiao can visually be interpreted as a child with an old man on his back (Han 2008 ). However, do remember that China is a vastly huge country and if you do meet a girl you like from one of these sites, you will very likely have to travel a considerable distance to meet up with her. Chinese young people often feel like they dont have the time to play the field that their Western counterparts are afforded by society. The initiation and maintenance of intimate, romantic relationships have been linked with improved physical and emotional well-being, stronger perceptions of community attachment, and better developmental outcomes for the individuals (e.g., Amato 2010 ; Braithwaite. It should be noted, nonetheless, that approximately 39 of Chinese women and 42 of men did not express a willingness to kiss on a first date. Within the context of Chinese culture, both of these are likely to be considered progressive and contrary to traditional standards of behavior for young women. As expected, significantly more males than females expressed the willingness to have sex on a first date, yet even among males, more expressed opposition, rather than a willingness to. In China, the man is also expected to pay for everything in a relationship so on top of the gifts, you will find yourself paying for meals out, transportation and perhaps accommodation as well when on a date with a Chinese woman. The relative roles and status of Chinese females and males have been patriarchal in nature for many centuries, yet these long-standing differences may be changing. It can be quite a shock for a foreigner to be faced with such demands, especially when they are used to buying nothing more than chocolates or flowers for their girlfriends back home.