He primarily addresses the successes and downfalls of love and life.As you may expect, dating is a little bit different in China than it is in most Western countries.
The two of them were introduced to one another by a mutual friend at a social function some weeks prior. As she steps outside, he offers an umbrella to shield her from rain showers, walks with her to the passenger side of the car, and opens the door for her. The pair takes a scenic route to a special destination: a reserved table at an elegant restaurant.
Conversation flows naturally for a couple hours, with each beginning to learn about the background and interests of the other.
More so than Westerners, many Chinese view dating as a pragmatic affair.
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.
It’s not uncommon for parents and grandparents to set their children up on blind dates with suitable matches they’ve found.After dessert, the gentleman pays for the meal and then drives the lady home.Accompanying her to her door, he thanks her with a warm smile and departs.I can’t say that I’m for or against our generation’s hook-up culture. I don’t know about you, but those seem like qualities everyone wants in a partner.I like the idea of people being sexually open and free, but at the same time, I feel that a lot of people sleep around to bury other issues they may be having in their lives. It can be very difficult to figure out if a guy or girl is actually interested in you or is simply trying to release some stress. not labeling your relationship is just avoiding commitment. They don’t want to feel as if they have obligations or responsibilities to another person. However, we all also want some solid ground to stand on. If a hookup was just a hookup and nothing more, then as long as both parties aren’t interested in seeing each other again, both should be able to ask out whomever they want — regardless of that person’s relationship to the person he or she already slept with. If you’re worried that the other person may want something more than just sex then you should probably have a conversation about where things stand anyhow. Remember, no matter what your relationship with a person, you don’t own them. Honestly, if you’re lucky enough to find someone you love, especially while in the midsts of our current hook-up culture, then you should let them know as soon as you think they would like hearing it.It’s hard to say whether this shift is good or bad, it’s really just…different.