Because dating is a precursor to marriage in traditional Chinese culture, the concept of casual sex is foreign, except among Westernized young people in the largest cities.
A Chinese girl with traditional attitudes would not necessarily choose to wait until marriage to have sex with her boyfriend, but she would consider sex to be virtually the same as a promise to get married.
The importance of family, honor, and hard work are reflected in all aspects of life, including romantic relationships and dating.
As a first generation Chinese American, I grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area, a major hub for multitudes of Asians and Asian Americans.
On the other hand, some men might wishfully believe that Asian women are submissive and will cater to their every need and want.
In cities like Beijing and Shanghai, some young people follow Westernized dating customs.For instance, some members of the Moniba ethnic group still follow customs where one woman is married to two or more men.Most ethnic minority groups in China do not traditionally date or marry outside their own group, but be aware that social rules can differ. I had always understood certain facets of everyday life as norms since most of my peers were like me and grew up in households like mine.I never attributed tenets as simple as honoring and respecting elders, especially parents, to my ethnic upbringing.China is a very large country with hundreds of different regional ethnic groups.