Just a few years before that, Liu had agreed to let TIME in on a sneak-peek of the soon-to-be-released largest-ever survey of sex within Chinese society.
The survey had a serious intent that would affect many people beyond just the couples involved: by showing that many citizens were sexually active, he hoped to encourage the government to do a better job of providing sex education, addressing issues like prostitution and responding to the spread of AIDS.
The process of courtship in China seems to be much more important than the process of courtship in the United States.
Change in the field of sexuality reveals not only a change of sexual attitudes and behaviors but also a series of related social changes via the process of social transformation.
The disadvantage to this is that you won’t know what they look like right away.
When China's annual National Singles' Day—which falls on Wednesday this year—started in the early 1990s, the very idea of a day for single people was noteworthy, Chinese dating expert Yue Xu told TIME last year.
I found the following table on Renren as a guide to dating and after looking at it: I concluded that what’s easy to do is also easy not to do.
These include, but are not limited to the following cultural shifts: a separation of sex and marriage, such as pre- and extramarital sex; a separation of sex from love and child-bearing such as Internet sex and one-night stands; an increase in observable sexual diversity such as homo- and bisexual behavior and fetishism; an increase in socially acceptable displays and behaviors of female sexual desire; a boom in the sex industry; and a more open discussion of sex topics, including sex studies at colleges, media reports, formal publications, on-line information, extensive public health education, and public displays of affection.