Chinese marriage and dating customs
Scott Thompson has been writing professionally since 1990, beginning with the "Pequawket Valley News." He is the author of nine published books on topics such as history, martial arts, poetry and fantasy fiction.
His work has also appeared in "Talebones" magazine and the "Strange Pleasures" anthology.
In cities like Beijing and Shanghai, some young people follow Westernized dating customs.Using a foundation of social exchange theory, the analyses illustrate the differences between the dating attitudes and expectations of Chinese women and men.Per traditional expectations, both sexes place a low priority on sexual behaviors, yet more progressive attitudes and behaviors are also evident.Expectations about gender roles are much more conservative in traditional Chinese culture than in American culture.If an American boy goes out to dinner with a Chinese girl and does not pay for her meal, the locals will view him he as having lost "face" or social status and they will regard him as a poor dating candidate.