timeline from dating to marriage - Social dating in 1990 2016
What is lacking, however, is a broader understanding of how contemporary Chinese youth view dating and intimate relationships.
Researchers have noted this shortcoming and have called for greater empirical examination of partner selection in contemporary urban China (Xu et al. The present study will seek to address these calls for empirical study by using a sample of Chinese college students to examine the nature of attitudes and expectations concerning dating among young adults in contemporary China.
While there is no clear definition of what is an appropriate age for individuals to begin dating, those who begin dating at early ages will typically have to cope with the opposition of parents (Wu ).
Matchmaking is, in some cultures, a tradition as old as the world, sometimes seen as a ritual or sacred duty.
More modern version of matchmaking appeared especially in large cities, where, although many people live in proximity to one another, meeting suitable partners seems to be impossible.
The number of Match Group paying users is constantly on the rise, having reached 2.6 million in the third quarter of 2015 in the United States alone.
Since its founding in 1989, the World Wide Web has touched the lives of billions of people around the world and fundamentally changed how we connect with others, the nature of our work, how we discover and share news and new ideas, how we entertain ourselves and how communities form and function.
The timeline below is the beginning of an effort to capture both the major milestones and small moments that have shaped the Web since 1989.