You will never, in France, find a guy you don’t know show any romantic interest in you if you have not been introduced by a mutual friend.
And when we do ask our love interest if he wants to have a relationship, it’s because we already kissed or at least gotten really close. There’s no such thing as DTR (Defining The Relationship) because exclusivity is implied.
But in general, Chinese students leave high school with a lot less romantic experience than their American counterparts.
For a lot of Chinese people, serious dating starts after they’ve finished school.
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.It started with falling birth rates in the early 20th century; whereas households of 10 children were the norm for previous generations, married couples began making a conscious choice to have smaller families.This eventually meant lax rules for teens: "These parents did not have to exercise the kind of severe discipline that had been needed to keep order in households of nine or ten," writes Weigel.This is especially important if you have teenage kids, because Chinese dating and marriage customs can be very different from those in the U. American teenagers are used to a dating culture where neither partner usually considers marriage until both partners are much older.Many American teenagers expect to date several people before they settle down with one person, and they may view dating during their teenage years as primarily for fun.