In general, teens in China are not allowed to date until they graduate from high schools. Parents and teachers in China discourage teens from dating because they think dating would distract teens from studying. Especially in high school; dating is rarely tolerated because of China’s college entrance examination is so excruciating deciding what college students will enroll and their possible future.
However, that doesn’t mean all teens don’t date in China. There are a few teens dating secretly. They try not to let their relationships to be known by their parents and teachers so that they would not be persuaded to break up. That’s what makes it so hard to date for Chinese teens. But a lot of their relationships are still sweet and intense anyway.
By the way, today is considered one of the Chinese Valentine’s days, because “May 20th” sounds like “I love you” in Chinese. All shall be well, and Jack shall have Jill.