status of a prospective partner; rather, physical attractiveness was the key. Some services would record and play back videos for men and women on alternate days to minimize the chance that customers would meet each other on the street. With the use of modern technology, people can date via telephone or computer or meet in person. 93 A brave lover in Beijing must be prepared to accept a paradigm shift to enjoy the cross-cultural dating experience. Maja sejbÆkvej 7 daugbjerg 8800 viborg. In the twentieth century, dating was sometimes seen as a precursor to marriage but it could also be considered as an end-in-itself, that is, an informal social activity akin to friendship.