Dating usa chinese marriages


16-Dec-2017 21:33

As you may expect, dating is a little bit different in China than it is in most Western countries.The basics are the same—people are people everywhere—but there are still a few differences regarding culture and social cues to note.It’s not always about finding love so much as it is about finding a potential marriage partner who fits with one’s own ideals.For example, although many men get married without a house and a car, Chinese women will often say that they’re looking for these things because that’s the sort of person who probably has a stable career and will be able to provide for her and their future children in the long-term. As one contestant on China’s most popular dating show put it, "I’d rather cry in a BMW than laugh on a bicycle." Every parent is different, of course, but in general Chinese parents expect to be more involved in their children’s relationships.

If their child’s significant other doesn’t meet with the parents’ approval, continuing the relationship will be very difficult.

Because of China’s rigorous college entrance examination, dating is rarely tolerated among high school students. That doesn’t mean that Chinese teens don’t have high school crushes or even relationships (mostly secret ones).

But in general, Chinese students leave high school with a lot less romantic experience than their American counterparts.

Wedding rituals and customs often varied by region because of China's extensive and rich history and because of the numerous different cultures and ethno-linguistic groups that have been subsumed into modern Chinese culture.

In more ancient writings for the word 婚姻, the former has the radical 昏 (pinyin: hūn, literally " dusk, nightfall, twilight, dark") beside the radical 女 (pinyin: nǚ, literally "a female").

This implies that the wedding ceremony is performed in the evening, which is deemed as a time of fortune.



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