2) Family pressures If you’ve just stepped off the plane, it’s forgivable that you don’t know the cultural differences just yet.
One of the biggest differences you’ll encounter is that parental pressure and lofty expectations play a much larger role in Chinese dating than they do in many Western countries.
If you’re single, new to China and plan on being here for a while, the issue of dating a Chinese partner will inevitably arise.
Besides dealing with the whole “Yellow Fever” stereotype, there are certainly some things you should know before you start dating in China, so you and your Chinese partner don’t have too many surprises along the way.
Similarly, while I suspect that many of these ideas still apply to some extent if you are a foreign girl looking to date a Chinese guy, or with gay/lesbian dating in China, I unfortunately cannot offer any first-hand accounts of these types of relationships.
As such, perhaps not everything I say in the following paragraphs will adhere to every person, Chinese or foreign.
The parents get a say in the matter, if not out-right organize the whole relationship.