Rather, in Islamic culture, pre-marital relationships of any kind between members of the opposite sex is forbidden.
In general, sex before marriage in China is less common and considered more serious than it is in many Western cultures.
"Dating" as it is currently practiced in much of the world does not exist among Muslims.
Young Muslim men and women (or boys and girls) do not enter into one-on-one intimate relationships, spending time alone together and "getting to know one another" in a very deep way as a precursor to selecting a marital partner.
For a lot of Chinese people, serious dating starts after they’ve finished school.
More so than Westerners, many Chinese view dating as a pragmatic affair.
Attitudes toward sex are changing, especially in more cosmopolitan cities like Beijing and Shanghai, but in general, many Chinese women see sex as a sign that a relationship is headed towards marriage.