Women, in particular, appear to be more focused on pragmatic qualities in prospective partners.
The influence of individualist values and the changing cultural norms pertaining to dating and familial roles are discussed.
On weekdays, more than 40 per cent of men want to see their partners every day, compared to 23 per cent of women.
Meanwhile over the weekend, 26 per cent of men want to spend both days with their love interests, compared to 20 per cent of women.
The initiation and maintenance of intimate, romantic relationships have been linked with improved physical and emotional well-being, stronger perceptions of community attachment, and better developmental outcomes for the individuals (e.g., Amato ).
To Beijing with love: Chinese security poster warns of ‘dangerous’ handsome foreign spies who steal hearts – and secrets When it came to courting potential partners, 79 per cent reported being willing to pursue someone for six months, and 21 per cent said they would be willing to continue the pursuit for longer than half a year.The survey also produced regional rankings of cities for young lovers, indicating that men in Shanghai “doted” the most on the women they were dating, followed by men in Shenyang and Beijing.Meanwhile, the top cities for “arrogant men” were Chongqing, Suzhou and Guangzhou.While researchers have long examined the dating and mate selection patterns among young adults, the vast majority have utilized Western samples.In order to further our understanding of the changing nature of dating behaviors and attitudes, this study examines a sample of young Chinese adults and focuses upon the gender differences therein.