As a continent with 49 UN-registered countries, Asia is unsurprisingly the most populated continent on the planet. Behind the famous tourist attractions and diverse beauties are marvelous cultures and traditions that molded the population and gave each country its identity.
Generally, Asia is known to claim numerous followers on some major religions such as Buddhism and Christianity. Religions play a huge role in molding every nation’s identity. Buddhist and Christian sects are a few of the most thriving, claiming thousands of believers in every part of the continent. The way that Asian women perceive the old and modern dating culture stem from the religion they are affiliated with.
And just as each Asian country is different from each other, it’s difficult to generalize the continent other than its religious aspects. Asian women in every country are different from each other. Here are some of the countries in Asia along with Asian culture facts:
Filipino women are generally reserved in nature. In fact, the nation deems Maria Clara as an ideal Filipino woman—shy, modest, and feminine. However, while the mentioned traits are retained, modern Asian singles have evolved to be more assertive, career-driven, and passionate. As these ladies have adopted Western standards, especially that of beauty, choice of garb, lifestyle, and even attitude, their flexibility comes naturally.
On the other hand, no matter the modernization which these women are bound to adapt with, their monogamy, respect, and reserved nature remains. Monogamy has taken a deep hold on the Philippines’ values and culture while a divorce is held illegal in the government. Their respect for other people is especially remarkable when it comes to the elderly. They highly defer the seniority through gestures, patience, and care, just as they are willing to give to their own parents. This is somehow reflected when older Western men are dating in Asia. They always esteem their older counterparts with deference and love. In the dating process, they also wouldn’t mind if they have to get to know their potential life partners for a long period of time. Before committing to long-term relationships, they would first test the waters and generally do not obviously display their affection in public.
Just like their Western counterparts, Chinese women have become more educated, intelligent, and practical in the reserved version. Just like any other Asian culture, men are seen as the core of the family and women are expected to submit to their fathers as daughters, husbands as wives, and to their sons when widowed. This is especially evident in the old times. However, modern Chinese women have become more independent, confident, and practical. Similar to their male counterparts, Asian ladies are as hardworking, career-driven, and as promoted in the workplace.
The Chinese way and perspective toward dating and marriage stem not only from their religion but by their social mores. For instance, when the women reach twenty-five and have never been married, they are considered in society as “sheng nu” or leftover women. That is, they are likened to a food that is nearing their expiration date. Aside from that, successful Chinese women are not much of a choice among Chinese men as it is instilled in the latter to prefer women who are lesser than them in education and income. This explains why a lot of modern Chinese women search for their husbands from the far West as Western men are more tolerant of having career-successful, intelligent, and assertive wives.
The dating culture in Thailand is represented by chastity and monogamy. Most of the traditional Thai women that you meet value their purity and loyalty. In the first phase of traditional Thai dating, they will restrain themselves from having physical contact beyond sitting next to one another. Men are also expected to support women and their entire family. Going on a date with Thai women, men are expected to pay their way on dates.
Buddhism is the primary religion in Thailand. However, Buddhist monks do not hold weddings. They merely practice a tradition called merit gift. The bride and groom give donations to the monks in the Buddhist temple to hold a ceremony by blessing the wedding. Others can also give to the monk in the local Buddhist temple under the bride’s name to show respect to her spiritual beliefs.
Dating an Asian is less confusing when you get to know the specific country where you are searching for women. Asia’s diversity makes it impossible to generalize its different countries’ cultures and traditions. However, single Asian women are generally known as reserved, chaste, and loyal. If you are looking for long-term relationships that will ultimately lead to marriage, Asia is the best place to look for lifelong partners. They are serious when they commit to relationships and don’t mind knowing their partners for a long time before tying the knot.
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