It’s not always about finding love so much as it is about finding a potential marriage partner who fits with one’s own ideals.
For example, although many men get married without a house and a car, Chinese women will often say that they’re looking for these things because that’s the sort of person who probably has a stable career and will be able to provide for her and their future children in the long-term. As one contestant on China’s most popular dating show put it, "I’d rather cry in a BMW than laugh on a bicycle." Every parent is different, of course, but in general Chinese parents expect to be more involved in their children’s relationships.
Different countries approach love and relationships differently, which often makes for bizarre culture shock but also fascinating conversations.
So, we decided to gather eight women who work at Buzz Feed and who live in and come from different countries to discuss cultural differences when it comes to love and relationships.
education, health, war, and justice system sucks (if one is American).
Spending more time with his/her family or friends because of the distance to yours.
storyline and it’s a love-hate relationship between pleasure and torture.
But in general, Chinese students leave high school with a lot less romantic experience than their American counterparts.
If you’re fallen for someone that you don’t look related to, you’ve probably been through one or two of these awkward / awesome moments: 2.
Using “culture” as a crutch to letting them get away with behavior you don’t agree with.
Here they are: Marie Telling: I'm an associate editor for Buzz Feed France, based in New York.
I'm French and I grew up in Bordeaux, in the southwest of the country. Julia: I feel like, in NYC specifically, you ALWAYS have to have the talk. K., I think that it's fine to date several people at once, provided it's still at the early stages and you're not taking the piss.