Dating and marriage practices
Women are expected to marry while they are in their early to mid-twenties.In fact, there is even a negative term coined for women who are not married by 27: “剩女 (shèng nǚ)” or "Leftover Women." Again, this negativity has to do with Chinese culture, since marriage is seen as an important part of a person’s stability.
Whether or not the person is marriage-quality will matter much earlier to Chinese people than Westerners in the dating process.
Chinese couples also sometimes refer to each other as “husband” (老公) and “wife” (老婆) even when they’re not actually married -- another indicator of the serious implications dating has for many Chinese people.
Naked marriages, known as 裸婚 (luǒ hūn) in Chinese, are when a couple gets married despite not owning a car or house.
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).
Women look for men who have a house and car because it shows that the man is financially stable and ready for marriage.