Chinese dating etiquette
Source: Keep in mind that these are all generalities, only based on my personal experiences.
As such, perhaps not everything I say in the following paragraphs will adhere to every person, Chinese or foreign.
But Chinese girls possess some reasons for their restraint. Some of them did not see their fiancés until the wedding day. If a man found his wife was not a virgin when they got married, he could kick her out.
China had a feudal society for over two thousand years. As a result, the woman would be discriminated against and would be regarded as a whore.
So guys, be patient when dating a Chinese girl: holding hands, kissing or sex might not happen anytime soon.
Especially be truthful when dating a Chinese girl: her heart might be more fragile than her virginity.
If you are invited to meet a date's parents, that is regarded as equivalent to an engagement.
Sex isn't always an easy topic to discuss with teens, but if your teenager is or might be sexually active, it is important for them to understand how different the expectations about sex are likely to be in China than at home.China is a very large country with hundreds of different regional ethnic groups.Each ethnic group has its own customs and traditions about dating and marriage, some of which can differ considerably from those of the majority Han Chinese.Almost everywhere else in China, however, traditional attitudes to dating prevail. In traditional Chinese culture, boys and girls are introduced to each other in a group social setting.A girl would only agree to go out on a date with a boy if she were willing to consider marriage.Expectations about gender roles are much more conservative in traditional Chinese culture than in American culture.