Chinese customs on dating

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Potential boyfriend and girlfriends break off from the group, often in a way orchestrated by other members of the group, and go for walk somewhere.Clarissa Sebag-Montefiore wrote in The Telegraph, “ China’s spectacular economic growth has, for many, turned dating and marriage into a commercial transaction, and material expectations from marriage have soared.This may be a time of sexual and romantic liberation in China, but the solemn task of finding a husband or wife is proving to be a vexing proposition for rich and poor alike.“The old family and social networks that people used to rely on for finding a husband or wife have fallen apart,” said James Farrer, an American sociologist whose book, “Opening Up,” looks at sex, dating and marriage in contemporary China.

One young man told The Times: “I’d like a girlfriend who is kind-hearted, who believes in me and is faithful.In the past girls began pinning up their hair at the age of 15 to indicate they were eligible for marriage. Girls mostly stayed at home and were rarely in the company of non-family members.In China it is not unusual to find women in their late 20s who have never had a relationship.She shouldn’t be with me and other men at the same time.” Asian-style dating often involves groups of young women and young men going out together in group for a meal or for a drink, or to a karaoke.If they go to a nightclub, men and women dance together in a group.

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