With the unsteady market growth and rising real estate prices, Xinhua News estimated that 50% of young people over age 30 cannot afford both a car and house (Xinhua 2010.) It is likely that the younger Chinese generation is also rebelling against "traditional marriage culture" and instead pursuing pure love, where economic stability of a spouse isn't as vital as it was.
If they click with the person, they simply go on more dates.
But in China, people more often than not are dating to try and obtain a serious or steady relationship.
For example, a Chinese girl will probably care more than an American girl about the guy’s family background and the stability of his living conditions.
This is because in Chinese culture, men are expected to be the foundation of the family, meaning it is important that they have the resources for a family.
The most generic and straightforward answer is that your relationship with the Western person is going to be more casual.