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Table 1 Mean levels of dating and marriage characteristics among young Chinese adults, by sex

From: Dating attitudes and expectations among young Chinese adults: an examination of gender differences

  Females Males
Want to date more 3.85 (0.93) 3.87 (0.86)
 Strongly agree 27.2 % 23.3 %
 Agree 38.7 48.0
 Unsure 26.2 22.0
 Disagree 7.3 6.0
 Strongly disagree 0.5 0.7
Would kiss on first date 2.65 (1.10) 3.27*** (1.12)
 Strongly agree 3.7 % 8.0 %
 Agree 17.8 14.0
 Unsure 39.3 36.0
 Disagree 18.8 27.3
 Strongly disagree 20.4 14.7
Would have sex on first date 2.09 (1.27) 3.82*** (1.26)
 Strongly agree 6.8 % 12.0 %
 Agree 8.4 15.3
 Unsure 19.4 35.3
 Disagree 17.8 17.3
 Strongly disagree 47.6 20.0
N 191 150
  1. Standard deviations are shown in parentheses; significance levels indicate difference between the means of females and males
  2. ***p < .01; **p < .05; *p < .10