For this year’s Double Seventh Festival, the Chinese equivalent of Valentine's Day observed on August 20, Chinese lovers living abroad may have something to celebrate.More than 40 percent of overseas Chinese now say it's okay to date two or more people at the same time before establishing a relationship - clashing with traditional Chinese norms.“And also the longer you stay in the United States, the more acceptable you are to dating multiple people at the same time.” Between May 29 and June 23, 2Red Beans polled Chinese living in the United States, Canada, England and France, among other countries, to learn their views on topics like romance and dating.Roughly 58 percent of those surveyed were women and 42 percent men.
Sometimes young people could only have the first look of their spouse at their wedding.
There are around 56 identified ethnic groups here and hence a diverse culture.
Chinese constitute a collectivistic society and give much importance to others thoughts and opinions.
Before getting married, young people have to pay a formal visit to each other's parents.
When visiting the girl's parents, the boy has to bring with him the betrothal gifts in order to show sincerity.