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Love and marriage in North Korea [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2014-4-9 18:39:26 |Display all floors

Actor Wen Zhang's cheating scandal just makes people think about love and marriage in nowadays society where everything should be quick and efficient. People start missing the slow times when love was peaceful and poetic. Love and marriage in today's North Korea are just like those in past China.

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Marriage is an important part in Koreans' life. It is reported that out of women at the age between 25 and 29, only one quarter never married, and that women between 30 and 34, the proportion is 4%. Koreans think men and women become adults only after they are married.

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Post time 2014-4-9 18:46:05 |Display all floors

More and more couples are married based on their own choices instead of parents' although the free love is still not fully accepted in North Korea.

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Post time 2014-4-9 18:49:19 |Display all floors

Most couples meet each other before the marriage by an agent. So it is common that people may meet and date with some different strangers before they get married.

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Post time 2014-4-9 18:50:21 |Display all floors

In North Korea, marriage, sex and children are the three pieces of a perfect family.

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Post time 2014-4-9 18:52:38 |Display all floors

The principles for choosing a husband are changing. In the 1990s, the perfect husband should be a Party member who has finished the military service and graduated from a college.

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Post time 2014-4-9 21:05:18 |Display all floors

Men also have their tastes. The best women are those from powerful family. The second best are college graduates who can stand on their own feet. And the third best are business women. But the perfect wife should be from beautiful actresses, dancers or singers.

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