If you are invited to meet a date's parents, that is regarded as equivalent to an engagement.
Gradually with the cultivation of maize, nomadic hunting communities became settled agricultural ones, and the making of effigies, pipes and other cult objects became distinctive elements in a diverse culture that spread along the eastern seaboard area of North America known as the woodlands.
Because dating is a precursor to marriage in traditional Chinese culture, the concept of casual sex is foreign, except among Westernized young people in the largest cities.
A Chinese girl with traditional attitudes would not necessarily choose to wait until marriage to have sex with her boyfriend, but she would consider sex to be virtually the same as a promise to get married.
China is a very large country with hundreds of different regional ethnic groups.
Each ethnic group has its own customs and traditions about dating and marriage, some of which can differ considerably from those of the majority Han Chinese.
Although there were several distinct cultures within the region, they all buried their dead in earthen mounds, which has led to the preservation of much of their art.