As you may expect, dating is a little bit different in China than it is in most Western countries.
The basics are the same—people are people everywhere—but there are still a few differences regarding culture and social cues to note.
It’s not always about finding love so much as it is about finding a potential marriage partner who fits with one’s own ideals.
For example, although many men get married without a house and a car, Chinese women will often say that they’re looking for these things because that’s the sort of person who probably has a stable career and will be able to provide for her and their future children in the long-term. As one contestant on China’s most popular dating show put it, "I’d rather cry in a BMW than laugh on a bicycle." Every parent is different, of course, but in general Chinese parents expect to be more involved in their children’s relationships.
A few days ago, a report said that many women in Shanghai expressed their minds of marrying foreign men, and some people started to do the business of introducing Chinese ladies to foreign men.
Why Chinese women are proud of marrying foreign men. In Chinese woman’s mind, foreign men are richer, so marrying foreign men means a lot of money for them.
Many Chinese couples do not share the Western expectation that two people dating will maintain their own separate social lives and friend circles.
They often learn from western movies that foreign men are very polite and gentle; naturally these gentlemen attract a large number of Chinese women. Marrying foreign men can meet their own freshness and curiosity.
In this day and age, you can find a Filipino, almost anywhere.
Some Filipinas work abroad, find their husband there and raise their family there.
This pressure is particularly acute for women, who can be called “left-over women” if they pass the age of 26 or 27 without finding a husband.
Men can find themselves similarly left-over if they wait too long to get married.