Of course, the dating stereotypes mentioned are not strictly applied to every person within each culture, but are generalizations.
However, right now China is already less conservative than it what it used to be hundreds of years ago.
With the unsteady market growth and rising real estate prices, Xinhua News estimated that 50% of young people over age 30 cannot afford both a car and house (Xinhua 2010.) It is likely that the younger Chinese generation is also rebelling against "traditional marriage culture" and instead pursuing pure love, where economic stability of a spouse isn't as vital as it was.
This is because in Chinese culture, men are expected to be the foundation of the family, meaning it is important that they have the resources for a family.And unsurprisingly, many families don’t approve dating before college because they see it as a distraction from student responsibilities.In fact, relationships are sometimes even prohibited by teachers or school principals in China, who need to make sure that their students stay on track.The most generic and straightforward answer is that your relationship with the Western person is going to be more casual.
Let's take a look at the detailed distinctions between the relationships.
China has less casual dating than America, and this has a lot to do with China’s conservative history.