Canadians continue to wrestle with the question, "What does it mean to be Canadian?" and take pains to differentiate themselves from citizens of the United States.Not to mention possible cultural differences that often add to the chaos. While you may see high school couples here and there in China, dating doesn’t usually begin until after they have finished their education. Most students don’t even have time to sleep, much less handle a relationship. Here, you might go on a few casual dates in order to decide if you truly like someone and want to pursue a relationship with them. On the first few dates, you may be asked about your job or your income, or whether or not you have a house or a car. Public displays of affection are more subdued in China.All relationships are unique, but here are five differences that you may find between Chinese and Canadian dating culture. But in China, you date because you’re already serious about each other. While in Canadian dating culture it may seem offensive to be asked such personal questions so early on, being a good fit financially is very important in Chinese culture when determining if one should start a serious relationship. For the older generation, hand-holding or linking arms may be the most that happens.
For the most part, showing your partner you love them is more important than saying it, whether it be by going shopping with them or cooking their favourite meal – even if you hate doing so (like my dad holding my mom’s bags). I’d like to think the contrasts between the two aren’t necessarily opposing sides, but instead emphasize different aspects of each distinct culture.Whether you find your future partner on a popular TV show or through a mutual friend, dating has a much more serious tone—you’re in it to win it. However, for the younger generation, cuddling or even a quick peck is fine.All the same, I personally think that PDA in China carries different meaning from what one might see in Canada.He had jumped out of bed, asked me what paper I preferred to read, dashed to the shop, picked it up and then made a fantastic pot of coffee which he swiftly delivered to me in a china cup.After breakfast we went for a stroll and spent the day together relaxing in the park.And we seem to have no problem communicating, despite our cultural differences. She's pitched up in London, shacked up with an American girlfriend and seems to expect that a Sex and the City lifestyle – complete with a dishy British version of Mr Big – should quickly unfold. A relationship soon followed and, when it ended a year later, and another English man appeared and asked me out, I said "Yes" instead of "Sure", so that he clearly got the message. And most will reveal all up front – if they want a relationship or if they want to play the field (see other women including you).