Chinese parents on dating

03 May

One is stuck in conservative values (parents wanting virgins and baby makers), and another has become more open-minded (like the 23-year-old guy who wanted to defy his mother and choose the 40-year-old divorcee.) Some viewers have criticized the show for being overly dramatic and suspect it is scripted, which the producer denied in several interviews.

As a Chinese woman who myself has grown up in this divided time—caught in between conservative and progressive China—I found the show almost too real to the point that it’s painful to watch.

There are dozens of ethnic groups, each with their own dialect, spread throughout the different regions of the United States.

Despite descending from a country so massive, people with Chinese heritage still share a common culture and value system that rings true with many other Asian cultures.

It featured two successful female entrepreneurs out of the three bachelorettes.

However, this presents a problem for the growing number of Chinese women following their own careers.Here’s a couple things you can learn from the show, although these obviously might not reflect on your experiences dating in China. It's a Numbers Game As with many countries, double standards exist with regards to men and women in China, which results in certain contestants receiving unfair treatment.Part of this stems from the still present notion of , or 剩女.Any woman pursuing a postgraduate education is unlikely to finish before 25, giving her only a brief window to find a partner if she so desires before she passes the imaginary threshold.Related is the traditional belief, still around in some parts of the West as well, that a wife can’t or shouldn’t be better educated than her husband.