I've found since my time living in China the rules of dating etiquette are much more important than they are with western women in western countries.
In general, whenever I date a Chinese woman, which is mostly the case in the past eight years, I will always follow the following tips.
What are the differences between dating an American person versus a Chinese person?
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.
China has less casual dating than America, and this has a lot to do with China’s conservative history.
During Imperial China, becoming a scholar was a huge priority because it meant wealth and status for families (which in turn meant better marriage matches).
Over time, the difficult scholar exams were transformed into Modern China’s college entrance exam 高考 (gāo kǎo.) Gao Kao is a standardized exam that determines what university you can enter (and whether you can even enter university).
High school days are the busiest for teenagers because of the rigorous school work and preparation needed for .
You'll also find people who moved here as adults but are completely comfortable with American-style dating.
And of course, you'll find everything in between as well.
One example would be in the giving of gifts, in Chinese culture it's actually rude to open a gift in front of the giver!