British culture vs american culture dating

As a foreigner, I found this most peculiar, although it is becoming common practice in the Netherlands as well.

Yet in reality, Americans are likely to draw clear distinctions between acquaintances and business associates, and their personal friends.

Conversely, while Chinese are often perceived as more reserved and distant than Americans, they seek genuine personal relationships with their business partners that go beyond networking and they actively work to build these connections.

Approaches to Relationships In America culture, colleagues may occasionally go to happy hour together and attend the office holiday party to get to know each other on a more personal level.

Yet, beyond these office-sponsored functions, many Americans don’t necessarily socialize, or want to socialize, with their colleagues outside work.

In Chinese culture, trust is indispensable to building the confidence needed to do business with partners.