Dating is the initial step behind any relationship.It lays the foundation of a relationship, primarily.
Because of China’s rigorous college entrance examination, dating is rarely tolerated among high school students. That doesn’t mean that Chinese teens don’t have high school crushes or even relationships (mostly secret ones).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.It’s not uncommon for parents and grandparents to set their children up on blind dates with suitable matches they’ve found.By the time my sister and I were in high school we were both atheists, despite the fact that we were still being dragged to church and Sunday school every weekend.There was no doubt in our minds that God was something human beings made up to give their lives purpose and to explain the things they couldn't understand.