“My uncle tells me I’m the ‘monkey king of leftover women’,” confided Ms. Ma. An attractive technology manager with chunky turquoise jewelry, a pixie haircut, and an American graduate degree, Ms. Ma was chatting with me about dating in one of Shenzhen’s juice bars. “It’s a way of saying that I’m super-extra leftover,” she qualified with a chuckle. The ‘Monkey King’ is a superhuman monk-character in a legendary in Chinese fable, but the expression can also mean the “top” or [...]Read more…
The following is a guest post by Philip via MarketingToChina.com, edited by Key.
Today is February 14, Valentine’s Day in the west and also “Chu Wu”, the fifth day after Chinese New Year, which happens to be the day for Chinese to welcome the god of wealth.
The coincidence that the two popular holidays happen to fall on the same day dilutes the festivity of both. However, Valentine’s Day seems to be the losers.
Jan 4th, the couples waiting in the Beijing Haidian District marriage registration office
The first working day of 2013, the first summit of registration for marriage has come to Beijing. Journalist learned from Civil Affair Department in Beijing yesterday, that more than 7,000 couples have made appointments to register for marriage on Jan 4th, 2013. And the actual registration number will very likely to be over 10,000.
sources: huagu | sina video
Life is precious but love is even more priceless. These words are very romantic when used on ordinary person, however if applied onto the monk abbot then it must be an incredible story.
The abbot, head of thousands-year-old Qiongzhu Temple in Kunming, named Qing Yin could not withstand the temptation of love, gave up years of practice and retried on June 9 in order to return to secular life from the Temple. He was going to get [...]Read more…
How much is your wife (girlfriend) worth? Recently many Chinese websites and forums had the following viral post, calculating the worth of a woman as a marriage partner base on a series of questions. Some netizens posted scores as high as 9500, but some as low as negative scores, thus crated fights between husbands and wives. Most men found it entertaining and just for fun, but women think marriage is not a product, cannot put a price on it. The [...]Read more…
From people.cn via sina:
People often tease, in Chinese people’s mind, not getting married is equivalent of “being abnormal”, not having children after marriage is looked as “counter-revolutionary”. (反革命: The term counter-revolutionary in China describes criminal activities including charges such collaborating with foreign forces and inciting revolts against the government.) Therefore, the Spring Festival, Singles day and Valentine’s Day have become the days these “abnormal” and “counter-revolutionary” go on trial. Especially those so-called leftover men and leftover women became targets of [...]Read more…
Which university do you wish your other half graduated from? What profession do you want him or her to have? Recently, media in China released rankings of colleges graduated from and professions singles took which are most loved by the opposite sex. This ranking is provided by China’s popular dating site zhenai.com, based on the number of times asked on a date by the opposite sex out of their 35 million members. The most popular men graduated from [...]Read more…
From Southern Metropolis Daily
"I take him for my wedded mate. I will love, honor, comfort, and cherish him from this day forward, forsaking all others, keeping only unto him for as long as we both shall live." There was a special wedding in a hotel of Luohu district, Shenzhen on August 19. There was no bride, but two bridegrooms: the 25-year-old Mark and 23-year-old An An. This is the first gay wedding made public in Shenzhen. They shared the cake, [...]Read more…
From Chengdu Commercial Daily:
From Changqing Road to Yinsha North Street in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, it is only a 30-minute bike ride without traffic jam.. But for the 29-year-old Huang and 26-year-old Zhao, it’s the most special rout of their lives. Huang rode the bikes with 18 of his friends to pick up his bride Miss Zhao on August 11.
From Dushi Women News:
“How much does it cost to snag a rich husband?”
“20,000 to 30,000 yuan.”
“How long does it take?”
“10 to 30 lessons.”
The Moral Education School for Girls (德育女学馆) is hot in Beijing. It teaches girls how to behave properly, how to put on makeup, how to communicate with rich man. Many girls who want to snag a rich man come to take the lessons and find them useful.
How about this news in China echoing the recent Catherine Kieu case in the United State?
From Guangzhou Daily:
“I can’t bear other woman falling in love with you. Kill me, let’s go to hell.” Yin (alias) smiled and gave her boyfriend Liang Quan (alias) a bloody knife while Liang’s penis was bleeding heavily. This tragedy happened at 4 am, on July 12 in Dongguan, an industrial city in Guangdong Province. Yin was so angry that Liang wanted to break [...]Read more…
Left: lightening marriage Right: lightening divorce, top: “is that too fast?”
The divorce rate in China has increased for 7 consecutive years! According to statistics from China’s civil administration, more than 460,000 couples registered for divorce between January and March this year, increased by 17.1% compared to last year’s statistics, meaning that 5,000 couples get divorced everyday on average.
In 2010, about 1.2 million couples got married while 1.96 million couples got divorced. The divorce rate in large cities such as [...]Read more…
The following is a forum post on MOP:
Translated by Jue, edited by Key
Chinese brides account for 72% on average of the foreign wives South Korean men marry. In 2006, tens of thousands South Koreans married foreign women including around over 10 thousand Chinese girls. However, in the same year, only 2,590 Chinese men married Korean women. That means in the transnational marriages between China and South Korea China "exports" 4 times women than it "imports" which is equivalent to sending [...]Read more…
In Beijing, a couple who is getting divorced is in a custody battle, instead of fighting to win the custody of their 4 year-old son, they fight to lose it. The mother claimed that she has no ability to raise the child and asked the court to award the custody to the husband. The husband however, said it’s bad for his job to have a kid around and it would be better for the young child to stay with [...]Read more…