Marriage and dating customs in china

13-Oct-2018 16:08

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.Dating and romantic relationships are a normal, yet essential, part of life during the adolescent and early adult years.Beyond the basic desires which most individuals experience during this time, researchers have noted the relative significance of dating, not only for individuals but also for societies.

As Tan’s friends pine, a popular belief among China’s young people is that the one-child policy is the root of their loneliness.

Rather, she watched on as the increasingly international city absorbed new cultures and ideas into its already complex history.

The observations inspired Tan to pen her experiences as a “not-quite-foreign foreigner” living in modern China in a blog, Shanghai Shiok.

When Christine Tan arrived in Shanghai, she was at once fascinated and puzzled by the city.

While old streets were giving way to new skyscrapers, it was not the visual changes that caught her attention.

As Tan’s friends pine, a popular belief among China’s young people is that the one-child policy is the root of their loneliness.

Rather, she watched on as the increasingly international city absorbed new cultures and ideas into its already complex history.

The observations inspired Tan to pen her experiences as a “not-quite-foreign foreigner” living in modern China in a blog, Shanghai Shiok.

When Christine Tan arrived in Shanghai, she was at once fascinated and puzzled by the city.

While old streets were giving way to new skyscrapers, it was not the visual changes that caught her attention.

In many ways, dating shows became a powerful way to facilitate these changes.