Dating customs in other countries
A couple doesn’t need to make their relationship public; lots of people keep it a secret for weeks to see if it’s working before even telling their closest friends.
The privacy of teenagers’ relationship is noticeable when you walk in Paris streets: You will rarely witness two young people show a lot of affection for each other. The French language doesn’t make a difference between “like” and “love” (the verb for both is ), which makes it very easy to avoid the whole “I love you” drama that exists in America.
For cofounder Q Zhao, the results were surprising.“I think it’s from the influence of western culture,” Zhao told NBC News.
Nyní se můžete podívat na fotky žen žijící ve vašem okolí.
Roughly 58 percent of those surveyed were women and 42 percent men.
The findings, Zhao said, suggest a shift away from conventional attitudes typically embraced by Chinese.“The traditional Chinese dating culture is as soon as someone asks you out for a cup of coffee, you’re exclusive, that you should just date this one person,” she said.
For this year’s Double Seventh Festival, the Chinese equivalent of Valentine's Day observed on August 20, Chinese lovers living abroad may have something to celebrate.
More than 40 percent of overseas Chinese now say it's okay to date two or more people at the same time before establishing a relationship - clashing with traditional Chinese norms.