Shanghai marriage market Patterns of dating are changing in China, with increased modernization bumping into traditional ways.
One report in China Daily suggests that dating for Chinese university women is "difficult" and "takes work" and steals time away from academic advancement, and places women in a precarious position of having to balance personal success against traditional Chinese relationships. Like other women in my social circle, I have certain demands for a potential mate. One account suggests that the dating scene in Beijing is "sad" with particular difficulties for expatriate Chinese women hoping to find romance.
Controversy[ edit ] Anthropologist Helen Fisher in What happens in the dating world can reflect larger currents within popular culture.
Most Koreans tend to regard dating as a precursor to marriage.
Some men postpone marriage until their financial position is more secure and use wealth to help attract women.
One trend is towards exclusive matchmaking events for the 'rich and powerful'; for example, an annual June event in Wuhan with expensive entry-ticket prices for men 99, RMB lets financially secure men choose so-called bikini brides based on their beauty and education ,  and the financial exclusivity of the event was criticized by the official news outlet China Daily.
Online dating tools are an alternate way to meet potential dates.
The average duration of courtship before proceeding to engagement or marriage varies considerably throughout the world.