In fact, I once dated a girl who would only meet up at places that her parents AND grandmother had pre-approved; as you can imagine none of these places were very fun.
Your lady’s generation may well be the first to have that freedom of romantic choice, and that's something you need to keep in mind while making your decisions for your relationship – there simply isn't a ton of cultural precedent for her to fall back on.
The man is generally supposed to handle all the decision making in Chinese dating, and some girls take this very seriously.
I have a female friend who, when on a date with a Chinese guy, mentioned that she wasn’t especially concerned about whether he owned a car or not.
Her date literally couldn’t believe his luck and immediately tried to set up a time for another date.
These lessons from Yoyo Chinese's Intermediate Course features interviews with people on the streets of China.
Following these brief interviews, Yangyang breaks down the important language points found in their answers.
Altogether, the cultural emphasis on marrying early, particularly for women, means that dating is imbued with a lot more meaning and isn’t something to be taken lightly.