So this question might sound ignorant, but I've just started dating a Chinese guy. He's absolutely amazing and I love every minute with him... He moved to Canada when he was 9 years old, so culturally, he's less more Canadian than Chinese...
But he really wants me to meet his family, and I'm stressed out because I don't know much about Chinese culture and want to make sure that I don't accidentally do something they might find offensive. I'm also afraid that they won't like me because I'm tall and I don't know... Just far from being Asian in any sense of the word (to be honest, I still can't figure out why he's attracted to me). I
really, really want his family to like me, so any tips on what I should or shouldn't do in terms of etiquette, etc. would be great!
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Don't worry about it, the Chinese are strong in their culture and traditions although I don't believe they expect others to know everything about them. In the way of etiquette China is a lot more forgiving than say Japan. General politeness obviously applies... But you should relax, if he was from Japan I would have a speech prepared for you... There is a lot of cultural rules and etiquette there. Most of what I know about Chinese culture is that they have strong beliefs and values, they have strong education, gambling and fortune telling are big parts of their culture. But as I said, they won't expect you to know everything about it.1