Diamond too small? Chinese marriage proposals are SO over the top (There is a Woman Shortage in China, Single Men Are Freaked Out They May Never Marry)

Diamond too small? Chinese marriage proposals are SO over the top (There is a Woman Shortage in China, Single Men Are Freaked Out They May Never Marry)

(Link): Diamond too small? Chinese marriage proposals are SO over the top

Excerpts:

  • May 31, 2016
  • BEIJING — Chinese men are coming up with more extravagant ways to propose marriage in a society where demographics are stacked against them.
  • Recent proposals include luxury cars arranged in the shape of a heart, a bouquet of 999 “red roses” made out of Chinese currency and 99 new iPhones also arranged in the shape of a heart. In Chinese the number 9 sounds the same as the word for “forever.”
  • China has about 30 million more young adult men than young adult women because of  a one-child policy (which ended this year) in a society that has a traditional preference for boys. As a result, many men worry they won’t find a mate.

  • A debate over the wisdom of such proposals erupted last week after a man fromYichang tried to win his girlfriend’s heart by descending from the skies in a parachute emblazoned with the words, “Gou Hong Yan Marry Me!”
  • Sadly for the unnamed suitor, things didn’t go according to plan. He got caught in the trees and had to be rescued by firefighters, reported (Link): the People’s Daily.
  • Since he wasn’t hurt, he went through with the proposal. When he finally went down on one knee, Gou rejected him. People were divided over the stunt being romantic or vulgar.
  • …Until recently, most marriages were arranged. “China has no tradition of creative proposals. … It shows how high the stakes in the modern marriage market have become,” a recent commentary in the China Daily said.
  • Parents often provide their male children with a home or car to make them appear more attractive. Women are often encouraged to “marry up” and not to settle for anyone who can’t provide material benefits.
  • A woman from the southwestern city of Chengdu rejected her boyfriend’s flash mob proposal last December, when she saw the ring and thought the diamond was too small.

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