By Katherine Chong In America, the Chinese community is represented by all walks of life – educated and unschooled, Buddhist and Christian, immigrant and American-born, first generation to sixth.There are dozens of ethnic groups, each with their own dialect, spread throughout the different regions of the United States.Sometimes the "X" includes a giant bow or flower, though not in this picture.), as opposed to marriage in modern China, is a ceremonial ritual within Chinese societies that involve a union between spouses, sometimes established by pre-arrangement between families.Within Chinese culture, romantic love and monogamy was the norm for most citizens."Like many entrepreneurs," said 2Red Beans co-founder Q Zhao, "I started 2Red Beans with my friends to solve our own problems—finding dates which eventually lead to life partners." Founded in 2010, and modeled after JDate, a dating site for Jewish Singles, 2Red Beans is an online dating site for the Chinese diaspora or "Overseas Chinese." It boasts almost 500,000 members, of whom 70 percent use simplified/traditional Chinese as their default site language, 30 percent were born in North America, and only 2 percent are non-Asian.It also has an algorithm that weeds out "Asianphiles" and accounts for Chinese cultural values such as date of immigration and highest level of education.
"For example, many Chinese still consider 'dating' a much greater commitment than their US counterpart. They were married 99 days after their first date, and just had their first baby.In traditional Chinese culture, the family is the basic unit of society, while individuals are only one part of the family.The blood relationship between the father and son is the most important element of society.The following tips are based on my own or my friends’ experiences.Date to marry Goal for a Chinese person to date is to get married and have a family.The extended families of old had "four generations living under one roof".The so-called "four generations under one roof" meant the cohabitation of the father and mother, son and daughter-in-law (or daughter and son-in-law), grandson and granddaughter-in-law, the great-grandson and the great-granddaughter.This implies that the wedding ceremony is performed in the evening, which is deemed as a time of fortune.Similarly, 姻 (pinyin: yīn) has the same pronunciation as 因 (pinyin: yīn).Going out with more than one person is not socially acceptable for many." Does it work? From parental pressures to societal stereotypes, get a first hand perspective on Chinese dating in America right here!