Dating and relationships in china
Now, Marriage Markets are one of the ways that Chinese parents can feel that they are still upholding certain dating traditions, despite the declining popularity for arranged marriages (Bolsover, 2011).
Non-relational factors, such as parental approval, still affect the choice of partners (Goodwin, 1999). If you are not married by 25, you are a 'leftover woman' in China.
Marriage markets are common fixtures in many major parks around China today.
In the West, parents tend not to exert any control in their children's lives when they reach adulthood.
In China, Chinese parents still feel a sense of responsibility for their children's life in adulthood. First comes love, then comes Google: An investigation of uncertainty reduction strategies and self-disclosure in online dating.
The majority of children are still subject to opinions and expectations of parents regarding their marital endeavours (To, 2013). Sources of income and depression in elderly Hong Kong Chinese: Mediating and moderating effects of social support and financial strain. doi: 10.1177/1529100612436522 Fong, M., & Fincher, L.
According to Liu (1988), 40 percent of the 4874 married women surveyed in 1988 were in an arranged marriage, while approximately 36 percent were introduced to their spouses by people they knew.