Marriage and dating

Only half of the women reported they had been asked on six or more dates during their entire college career.

A 2001 study (Glenn & Marquardt) of 1,000 young women attending four-year colleges and universities across the United States found that “dating” has all but disappeared from American college campuses.

The basics are the same—people are people everywhere—but there are still a few differences regarding culture and social cues to note.It’s not always about finding love so much as it is about finding a potential marriage partner who fits with one’s own ideals.For example, although many men get married without a house and a car, Chinese women will often say that they’re looking for these things because that’s the sort of person who probably has a stable career and will be able to provide for her and their future children in the long-term. As one contestant on China’s most popular dating show put it, "I’d rather cry in a BMW than laugh on a bicycle." Every parent is different, of course, but in general Chinese parents expect to be more involved in their children’s relationships.I encourage you to try it and see what it can do for your life. Pursuing my wife shouldn't stop just because we both said, "I do." Way too many times do I see relationships stop growing because people stop taking the initiative to pursue one another. Those butterflies you got on the first date shouldn't stop just because the years have passed.Dating is a time where you get to learn about someone in a special and unique way. Wake up each day and pursue your spouse as if you are still on your first few dates.