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.
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In the Chinese culture, many consider it rude just to look someone directly in the eye, cross your arms or legs, or have your hands in your pocket when you are speaking to them. If she smiles at you, it’s probably okay to ask for her cell number.
It’s a time to be permanently on your best behaviour and you certainly don’t want any of that cross-cultural chaos which sometimes strikes at new “datees”.
It’s a time to try and impress her; time to listen and share things that you have in common with your new love.
Dating Chinese women may not be as easy as you think—so here are 12 great articles which will help you get that key advantage in your quest for the perfect Chinese woman; someone who, someday, may well be your new Chinese Wife!
Dating any woman is always a highly fraught experience, especially so the first few dates; so how do you cope with dating your new found Chinese girlfriend?