For instance, some members of the Moniba ethnic group still follow customs where one woman is married to two or more men.
I spent over a year living and traveling around China while I taught English there.
I have also visited dozens of other countries around the world.
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.
Scott Thompson has been writing professionally since 1990, beginning with the "Pequawket Valley News." He is the author of nine published books on topics such as history, martial arts, poetry and fantasy fiction.
His work has also appeared in "Talebones" magazine and the "Strange Pleasures" anthology.Almost everywhere else in China, however, traditional attitudes to dating prevail. In traditional Chinese culture, boys and girls are introduced to each other in a group social setting.A girl would only agree to go out on a date with a boy if she were willing to consider marriage.Many American teenagers expect to date several people before they settle down with one person, and they may view dating during their teenage years as primarily for fun.In cities like Beijing and Shanghai, some young people follow Westernized dating customs. I mean, aside from basic human respect and the general demeanor of a woman, there are quite a few cultural differences that you need to keep in mind when dating a girl in China.