This tradition is called Three Letters & The Six Etiquettes三书六礼 (sān shū liù lǐ).
Even though dating customs in China in this day and age is easier compared to ancient times, but a 2000-year-old dating culture is hard to brush off.
It could be really convenient if you’d be part of a site where you can do everything from chatting to video calling with a safe environment. But the one thing that didn’t change much in the dating culture in China is how involved they are with their children’s dating life.
It is understandable because they only want what’s best for them.
Compared to dating in ancient times, dating has become more free and open-minded. From being dependent on matchmakers and certain festivals, single men and women could now freely choose who they want to date either through connections or online dating platforms anytime they want.
During periods between 1046 BC – 771 BC, a certain tradition must be followed in order to for couples to get married.