Chinese dating rules
For men, having an apartment and a car are often prerequisites to marriage proposals, in order to demonstrate financial stability.
However, for Chinese women, there is a societal ticking clock.
Related: What is a Sheng Nu: China's Leftover Women When someone from China is dating another person, they will think further into the future than an Westerners.
Whether or not the person is marriage-quality will matter much earlier to Chinese people than Westerners in the dating process.
The most generic and straightforward answer is that your relationship with the Western person is going to be more casual.
Let's take a look at the detailed distinctions between the relationships.