Dating practices in china
As a result women over thirty, especially educated ones, traditionally have had only a slim chance of getting married.In China, women are allowed to marry at 20, and men at 22. About 8.3 million couples were married in China in 2003, only a 3 percent increase from the year before.In the Communist era, these details were often worked out by neighborhood councils and work units.These days, families have reasserted their control but individuals getting married probably have more say in marriage matters than they ever had before.So, next time you’re on a date, try something a little different and become immersed in all things Chinese.In the old days, marriages and weddings were worked out by families, following rules laid out by ancient traditions.
The event is sanctioned by the community and relatives and often oriented as much to show respect for parents as sanction the union between a man and woman.
Dating in some way, shape or form is a universal past time but whilst a visit to Pizza Express and the local Odeon cinema might be common practice in the UK, dating culture varies around the world.
To celebrate the abundance of Chinese culture coming to the UK this autumn, including China’s incredible National Peking Opera Company, we’ve taken a look at dating culture in China and how you can bring some Chinese culture in to your dating life in the UK.
But in much of China, marriage is, first and foremost, about family and community.
[Source: Brook Larmer, New York Times, May 3, 2010] Asians as a whole have traditionally regarded marriages as a bonding of families rather than individuals.
The Marriage Law of 1950 guarantees everyone the freedom to choose his or her marriage partner.