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Dating Attitudes and Behaviors among Second-Generation Chinese American Youths
Unformatted Document Text:  culture (Kibria 1997). Second-generation Chinese American children may identify their Chinese upbringing as an important reason for their being different and may not fit in with their peers, particularly their white peers (Kibria 1997). The children of immigrants are inevitably “cultural conflict-bound” (Tong 2003). In other words, these second-generation Chinese American twenty-something are in a marginal and “in-between” position (Kibria 1997). Statement of Problems Dating is defined as making regular social appointment with the same person. It refers to couples regularly setting a specific date, time, and place to meet (Zinn and Eitzen 1999). Dating is also defined as the process of meeting people socially for possible mate selection (Benokraitis, 1999). As a social behavior, dating fulfills a number of specific functions that enhance one’s socio-psychological development and, ultimately, promote a society’s continuity. Contemporary literature suggests that dating can be viewed as a way to gain enjoyment, socialization, and social status; it also fulfills ego needs, or provides opportunities for sexual experimentation and intimacy (Sterling 1992). Essentially, whether people admit it or not, dating is usually a step in mate selection. These functions of dating may change over time. As people mature, their expectations for dating change. For example, mate selection may be more and more 4

Authors: Luo, Baozhen.
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culture (Kibria 1997).
Second-generation Chinese American children may identify their Chinese upbringing
as an important reason for their being different and may not fit in with their peers,
particularly their white peers (Kibria 1997). The children of immigrants are inevitably
“cultural conflict-bound” (Tong 2003). In other words, these second-generation Chinese
American twenty-something are in a marginal and “in-between” position (Kibria 1997).
Statement of Problems
Dating is defined as making regular social appointment with the same person. It
refers to couples regularly setting a specific date, time, and place to meet (Zinn and
Eitzen 1999). Dating is also defined as the process of meeting people socially for
possible mate selection (Benokraitis, 1999). As a social behavior, dating fulfills a
number of specific functions that enhance one’s socio-psychological development and,
ultimately, promote a society’s continuity. Contemporary literature suggests that dating
can be viewed as a way to gain enjoyment, socialization, and social status; it also fulfills
ego needs, or provides opportunities for sexual experimentation and intimacy (Sterling
1992). Essentially, whether people admit it or not, dating is usually a step in mate
selection. These functions of dating may change over time. As people mature, their
expectations for dating change. For example, mate selection may be more and more
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