For some of them it was the first “sex education” they received.
The context and content of sex education Chinese born in the 1990s is very different from their parents, and a more positive attitude towards sex is common.
The difference illustrates how attitudes toward sex have changed in the last eight years.
In fact, I once dated a girl who would only meet up at places that her parents AND grandmother had pre-approved; as you can imagine none of these places were very fun.
Your lady’s generation may well be the first to have that freedom of romantic choice, and that's something you need to keep in mind while making your decisions for your relationship – there simply isn't a ton of cultural precedent for her to fall back on.
Almost everywhere else in China, however, traditional attitudes to dating prevail. In traditional Chinese culture, boys and girls are introduced to each other in a group social setting.
A girl would only agree to go out on a date with a boy if she were willing to consider marriage.
I had always understood certain facets of everyday life as norms since most of my peers were like me and grew up in households like mine.
I never attributed tenets as simple as honoring and respecting elders, especially parents, to my ethnic upbringing.
The importance of family, honor, and hard work are reflected in all aspects of life, including romantic relationships and dating.
As a first generation Chinese American, I grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area, a major hub for multitudes of Asians and Asian Americans.
Many American teenagers expect to date several people before they settle down with one person, and they may view dating during their teenage years as primarily for fun.