PSY205: Social Psychology Question Before moving to Shanghai, where he works in the pharmaceutical industry, Zhang lived in the U.S. for 11 years, and he says he now finds dating in China frustrating. In his view, Western women pay more attention to personality when choosing a partner, whereas their Chinese counterparts tend to look at a man’s family and a paycheck. Extract from Qin & Fan (2021, February 26), China’s Dating Apps Are Swiping Right on Snobbery. https://www.sixthtone.com/news/1006892/chinas-dating-apps-are-swiping-right-on-snobbery Based on China’s contemporary dating scene as described by Qin and Fan (2021), analyse whether theories on attraction and intimacy as put forth by Western psychology are universally applicable

Question

Before moving to Shanghai, where he works in the pharmaceutical industry, Zhang lived in the U.S. for 11 years, and he says he now finds dating in China frustrating. In his view, Western women pay more attention to personality when choosing a partner, whereas their Chinese counterparts tend to look at a man’s family and a paycheck.

Extract from Qin & Fan (2021, February 26), China’s Dating Apps Are Swiping Right on Snobbery.
https://www.sixthtone.com/news/1006892/chinas-dating-apps-are-swiping-right-on-snobbery

Based on China’s contemporary dating scene as described by Qin and Fan (2021), analyse whether theories on attraction and intimacy as put forth by Western psychology are universally applicable