We say dating is kind of like porn -- you know it when you see it. A total of 2,647 respondents between the ages of 18 and 59 took a 20-minute online survey about their dating habits, expectations and turnoffs. Here are seven things we learned cultural dating meaning the report. 1. Everyone is confused about what constitutes a date. By. Dina Gilio-Whitaker All cultures have rituals of courtship woven into their social norms. In the West we call it dating, and whatever "dating" means to an individual, it will occur in one of two ways. intra-culturally or inter-culturally. Intra-cultural dating is courtship with someone of your own culture or race, and inter-cultural dating occurs across cultural lines. Within the realm of intra-cultural dating is also another variable. inter- or intra-faith dating -- which is dating within or outside of one's particular religious persuasion.
Marriage Mania One of the primary issues here is that for Chinese women, there is a much stronger emphasis on getting married early. China is relatively new to the whole modern-stable-globalized-internet still working on that last one, really country thing, and when your culture is over 4,000 years in the making, old habits die hard. That's because her grandparents' and possibly depending on where in China she is from her parents still value marital stability above all else in their time, given the instability and volatility of their eras. In fact, I once dated a girl who would only meet up at places that her parents AND grandmother had pre-approved; as you can imagine none of these places were very fun.