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Even after trying to ignore parental pressure and their sometimes unreasonable requirements, many of these qualifications are still ingrained in me and my generation alike.
Just like my parents, financial stability and a respectable career are basic prerequisites that seem to unconsciously take precedence over many other traits in younger generations.
Consider, too, the generational issue at play here: The lovely lady you’ve been crushing on’s parents and grandparents are the ones exerting that pressure to get married, even though she herself may not feel that she’s ready or interested.
That's because her grandparents' and possibly (depending on where in China she is from) her parents still value marital stability above all else in their time, given the instability and volatility of their eras.
As such, I always feared the chance of disapproval when my love interests deviated from that of dating the ideal Chinese doctor.
From parental pressures to societal stereotypes, get a first hand perspective on Chinese dating in America right here!
By Katherine Chong In America, the Chinese community is represented by all walks of life – educated and unschooled, Buddhist and Christian, immigrant and American-born, first generation to sixth.
Dating another Chinese American would be familiar – not just to myself, but for both families.
There are many levels of language barriers in the Chinese community, where many first generation Chinese Americans have parents who speak little to no English at all.