Dating norms in china
But in some places people feel that their marriage needs a religious endorsement.
According to a Chinese legend, couples destined to marry have invisible red strings, connecting them, tied around their ankles when they are young children.[Source: Brook Larmer, New York Times, May 3, 2010] Asians as a whole have traditionally regarded marriages as a bonding of families rather than individuals.People are not seen in the Christian view as individual children of God but rather as members of a family.In the cities today the average age is approaching 30.In a survey in 2006 by a dating web site, 25 percent of Chinese brides said they regretted getting married, saying they would have preferred a different husband or staying single.
The event is sanctioned by the community and relatives and often oriented as much to show respect for parents as sanction the union between a man and woman.