Importance of traditional dating
Researchers have noted that Chinese parents tend to oppose adolescent dating (Chen et al.
), perhaps due to their more traditional perspectives.
In addition, despite the presence of several reports on the chemical composition and the nutritional value of dates, many other potentialities of the fruits remain to be explored.What is lacking, however, is a broader understanding of how contemporary Chinese youth view dating and intimate relationships.Researchers have noted this shortcoming and have called for greater empirical examination of partner selection in contemporary urban China (Xu et al. The present study will seek to address these calls for empirical study by using a sample of Chinese college students to examine the nature of attitudes and expectations concerning dating among young adults in contemporary China.The influence of individualist values and the changing cultural norms pertaining to dating and familial roles are discussed.Dating and romantic relationships are a normal, yet essential, part of life during the adolescent and early adult years.