Dating marriage cina
“So if the in-laws like you at first sight, it’s really helpful.” Some Chinese youth are more amenable to being set up by their parents, because they grew up in a household that values obedience, said Wang.
The parents who instill obedience tend to be the ones who take this more active role.
Another survey found that a quarter of the urban, unmarried women wanted to marry but not have children.
About 11 percent said they would prefer to stay single.
The unmarried women in particular are called sheng nu or “leftover women.” Other methods to meet a mate in China include online dating websites, such as the Chinese version of Match.com, called
Wang said she met her husband online, much to the distress of her mother, who didn’t think it was a trustworthy venue.
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These days, families have reasserted their control but individuals getting married probably have more say in marriage matters than they ever had before.
According to a Chinese legend, couples destined to marry have invisible red strings, connecting them, tied around their ankles when they are young children.
China’s also been bitten by the reality television bug.
Dating game-style shows are popular entertainment in China, though no one expects them to lead to any long-term commitments, said Wang.