Let's discuss Chinese culture! (In English)

I enjoy finding out about the small differences between chinese culture and other cultures. I live in America myself and there are many little differences that I've discovered already. I have Chinese friends and every once in a while we discover new differences between our cultures.


I decided to create this area to discuss these differences. One thing that I've also discovered is there are different opinions in China based on the person themselves. Older Chinese people may have a different point of view than younger Chinese people.


I will start with some questions about dating and relationships.


Is it acceptable for a man and woman to live together in China without being married?


Describe an avaregae dating relationship in your country. 


How do men ask women out to date? 


Is your choice of boyfriend/girlfriend often pre-arranged?


Is it acceptable to date different people causually?


If the two people are interested in eachother how long do you wait to hold hands, kiss, hug, etc?


How important is your parents approval of your boyfriend/girlfriend?


What things do you consider when choosing a boyfrined/girlfriend or husband/wife?


What is the best age to get married?


What is the best age to have children?


What do you talk about when deciding if you want to have children?


Is it preferable that the wife also works or is a housewife?


How common is divorce?


How do people view a divorced woman or man in China?


I have other topics and questions but I will save those for later.


OK, hopefully we can have a fun discussion here!



Apr 14, 2012 6:58 PM
Comments · 32
May 19, 2012

Is it acceptable for a man and woman to live together in China without being married?

I think it depends on the parents.Many old Chinese people have old traditional,They are afraid of others' eyes.they think it's too easy.so they don't agree their children live with their lovers.but some parents who have son already doesn't care any more cause China still have different opinion about woman and man.it's funny like if your son live with the girl before they get married,many people will have no feeling about this man,but they will think this woman is not good woman.and i want to say.Europe parents really different Chinese parents,we have different eduction about teaching kids.so parents can decide many things for their kids.sorrry,i left this tapic a little far.haha.

May 15, 2012

You could be a bit nicer. I think you are right, but why not? 

May 10, 2012

Nice you wrote this. Some errors but I make them all the time. Odd how only women have commented. You would love China. It is fascinating. I really miss it.

May 10, 2012

Single all the time. Space your writing. I taught grade two in China and I taught this. 

May 10, 2012
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Language Skills
Chinese (Mandarin), English
Learning Language
Chinese (Mandarin)