I was so surprised when my history teacher walked into class and started asking and gossiping about the couples that are forming on campus, and it was super interesting to see faculties and adults participating in homecoming asking or helping students deliver gifts to their loved ones on Valentine’s Day.Whereas in China, dating is seen as a distraction to students and their schoolwork.
So on my thirteenth birthday, when other Chinese girls wished for good grades, a new cell phone, a happy family, or even a boyfriend, I wished to go to high school in America.
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The dating culture among teenagers was also a big culture shock for me.
As much as I have heard about how open parents and students are about being in relationships in high school or even middle school, I was still surprised to see teachers and parents being really casual about having young couples hanging around on campus, showing their affections kissing, and holding hands in public.