Relationships, romantic or otherwise, are not labeled or defined as stringently as in American dating culture.
In fact, it is considered proper not to tell anyone, even your parents and closest friends, whom you are dating or interested in.
For a lot of Chinese people, serious dating starts after they’ve finished school.
More so than Westerners, many Chinese view dating as a pragmatic affair.
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 customary in France for people to get to know each other slowly and allow romance to develop over time.
It is frequently said that people somehow just end up together.
Because of China’s rigorous college entrance examination, dating is rarely tolerated among high school students. That doesn’t mean that Chinese teens don’t have high school crushes or even relationships (mostly secret ones).
But in general, Chinese students leave high school with a lot less romantic experience than their American counterparts.