Chinese men dating culture
The most important criteria for a man wanting to date a Chinese woman is to show the utmost respect, courtesy and honor for her and her family.
According to Asian Dating Zone, Chinese suitors know that they are not just dating a Chinese woman, but her entire family, as well.
Historically, marriages in most societies were arranged by parents and older relatives with the goal not being love but legacy and "economic stability and political alliances", according to anthropologists.
Finally, after completing all other stages, the man may ask for the woman's hand in marriage.
Zoe Van-de-Velde began writing in 1990 and contributes to e How and Answerbag.
Chinese women expect men to take the initiative in courtship, as they are socialized to be submissive in relationships. At the beginning, there should be "friendly" dates in public places with friends; at this point there should not be any displays of affection.
It is also expected that a man should be faithful, even at the "just dating" stage. Couples in the second stage of dating may go out together without friends, but only very discreetly.