Dating customs in china
“I have two Shanghainese female friends who blame their singleness on the ‘fact’ that girls actually outnumber boys in metropolitan centers like Shanghai.” Singles complaining about the lack of suitable partners in the world is nothing new.
But the confusion and frustration associated with dating in modern China is taking on a new form thanks to a combination of government policy and rapid societal change.
While old streets were giving way to new skyscrapers, it was not the visual changes that caught her attention.
Interracial dating, while not without a certain stigma in Chinese society, is on the rise.
“With the globalization of China and foreign countries, the combination of Chinese and westerners are increasing,” Song says.
Among the more creative and daring dating techniques is dating classes.
Professional “pick-up” artists in Beijing offer classes to men who have failed to secure a steady relationship.