Chinese Brides: A Good Choice for an Asian Wife?

| October 24th, 2014
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There has been a lot of competition among many Asian and Eastern European countries, but websites for Chinese women, whether as mail order brides or for more traditional marriages always seem to be the most popular. Despite the proliferation and popularity of these sites, there are plenty of other options for men interested in marrying Chinese women.
Why do so many men find Chinese women so attractive? Let’s take a look at some common traits and perceptions of Chinese women to […]Read more…

Chinese girls selecting life partners: what do they really want?

| September 20th, 2014
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We can all dream about finding our perfect life partner—and Chinese girls are no exception.

In these modern times of “instant everything” courtesy of the internet, a variety of social media such as WeiBo or Twitter, plus various communication apps such as Line or WhatsApp, Chinese girls are faced with far greater choices than ever before about a prospective boyfriend or husband.

So much more information is immediately available about a prospective partner these days: for example, you can check out his […]Read more…

Matchmaker shares the best places to pick up girls in Beijing

| March 25th, 2014
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A matchmaker in Beijing shared information on where to look for single girls and what to look for in a recent issue of China Weekly (中国周刊).

The woman, Rong Chaoran, who works for a private dating website, singled out individual malls and brands, going so far as to diss the uneducated girls who shop at Xidan who are too poor to shop at Shin Kong Place.

Rong Chaoran’s assessment is based on her experience standing around the mall all day looking for […]Read more…

Has China exaggerated the “Leftover Women” problem?

| June 13th, 2013
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“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…

Chinese God of Wealth vs. Western Valentine of Love

| February 17th, 2013
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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.

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Thousands married on 2013.1.4, a date homophonic as “love you for a lifetime” in Chinese

| January 11th, 2013
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From QQ:

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.

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Abbot of ancient temple returns to secular life to get married

| June 21st, 2012
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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…

Calculate how much your wife is worth

| May 28th, 2012
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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…

Chinese-style forcing marriage is fiercer than a tiger

| February 19th, 2012
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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…

Colleges and professions most loved by opposite sex in China

| February 12th, 2012
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From life.ce.cn:

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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…

The first gay wedding in Shenzhen

| August 21st, 2011
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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…

20 wedding bikes to pick up the bride, happiness is most important

| August 15th, 2011
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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.

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School for how to snag a rich husband in China

| July 26th, 2011
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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.

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Girlfriend cuts off man’s penis for breaking up with her

| July 19th, 2011
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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…