Going out with more than one person is not socially acceptable for many.” Does it work?
Despite a large social circle, she and her friends found it difficult to meet compatible men because of language and cultural barriers. “Although these sites do provide a large pool of candidates, many of them are not of similar background, since most Chinese are not on these sites," said Zhao.
"In the US, 85% of ethnic Chinese still marry other Chinese, but there is no good platform to connect this group of people.” “Both the process and the notion for dating in Chinese culture is quite different than those of the US and most of the western world,” Anita Tsai of 2Red Beans explained.
“For example, many Chinese still consider ‘dating’ a much greater commitment than their US counterpart. They were married 99 days after their first date, and just had their first baby.
They are delighted to be paid attention to,” Smith said.
As for American men and English women, though, perhaps they subscribe to contrasting courting rituals.