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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2013 4:32 am    Post subject: Boyfriends for hire to beat China's wedding pressure Reply with quote

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-21192131

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There are just days to go before Chinese New Year, the biggest celebration on China's calendar, when the entire country shuts down for a few days of food, fireworks … and family.

Many enjoy the holiday, but millions of unmarried people merely endure it.

In the basement of an office tower in downtown Beijing, a cloud of gloom hovers over the canteen at lunch time. Groups of young women huddled over large bowls of noodles look depressed when asked about the February's impending Chinese New Year holiday.

"I'm pretty old - I'm almost 30 - but I'm still single," explains Ding Na, a woman hailing from China's northeast.

"I'm under lots of pressure. My sisters and my relatives all ask me why I'm not married. When they call me, I'm scared to pick up the phone."

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2013 5:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, they have similar in Japan, the home of this: Hug pillow. Pretty sad, but anyway.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2013 5:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you're a single woman in a country with a one child rule and a blatant favouritism of male issue resulting in an unnaturally high male population ratio, then clearly your lonesome relationship status is entirely voluntary.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2013 5:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Heaven forbid a daughter go unmarried: every Chinese egg is precious; they might run out of people!

As to the pillow, if they'd make it with a hole, the Italians would buy.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2013 6:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

BoneKracker wrote:
Heaven forbid a daughter go unmarried: every Chinese egg is precious; they might run out of people!

As to the pillow, if they'd make it with a hole, the Italians would buy.

Wouldn't even have to be a particularly big hole, just miss a stitch and that would be enough.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2013 11:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BoneKracker wrote:
Heaven forbid a daughter go unmarried: every Chinese egg is precious; they might run out of people!
Thanks to a strong central government, they might run out of egg cartons.
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