Using a foundation of social exchange theory, the analyses illustrate the differences between the dating attitudes and expectations of Chinese women and men.
Chinese dating is just as confusing, and wonderful, as any other type of dating.
For Westerners, a willingness to learn about Chinese culture can make an interracial or international relationship stronger.
Still, there are some attitudes about dating that are common among the Chinese. In the United States, we're used to the idea that we make our own choices about whom we date and whom we marry.
But in traditional Chinese families, the parents may expect to have a say.
Women, in particular, appear to be more focused on pragmatic qualities in prospective partners.
The influence of individualist values and the changing cultural norms pertaining to dating and familial roles are discussed.
While researchers have long examined the dating and mate selection patterns among young adults, the vast majority have utilized Western samples.
In order to further our understanding of the changing nature of dating behaviors and attitudes, this study examines a sample of young Chinese adults and focuses upon the gender differences therein.
This is an empirical study of how conventional practice of Xiangqin (matchmaking) revives and forms a specific dating culture in modern China.
Individuals’ concrete experience of participating in various new forms of Xiangqin (i.e.
Dating and romantic relationships are a normal, yet essential, part of life during the adolescent and early adult years.