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Post time 2007-7-23 13:14:42 |Display all floors
Wang Ni and Liu Hao, both 23 years old, got married last week, a month after they graduated from Shanghai University of Finance and Economics.

"We married for love," said Wang Ni. "We fell in love when we were juniors. Now we want our passion to continue."

University students in major cities are increasingly choosing to get married soon after graduation. According to the Civil Affairs Department of Xuhui District, Shanghai, 1,221 university graduates aged 22 to 24 applied for marriage registration last year in the district, an increase of 50 percent over 2005.

Outside of Shanghai, students in Beijing, Guangzhou, Shenyang and some other big cities are also choosing to get married right after graduating, statistics from civil affairs departments show.

This is in sharp contrast to the 1990s and 1980s when many urban youngsters put off marriage until they were "old enough" - in their 30s or even 40s. Many spent their time looking for spouses with good economic backgrounds or attractive faces, instead of looking for love.

Analysts say that as Chinese society has become more affluent and open in the 21st century, more young people feel free to pursue their own way of life.

However, their parents have to take care of the couple's daily affairs, as the "babies" are still figuring out how to live as a family. Zhu's mother calls the couple every morning and comes to clean their house every weekend. Their parents also give them 3,000 yuan ($395) every month to help them cover their expenses.

Critics have warned that marriages that were not based on life experience and mutual understanding would end in divorce.

Statistics from the Beijing civil affairs bureau show that 5,786 couples of people who were younger than 24 applied for divorce last year. Among them, 970 had been married for less than a year and 52 less than a month.

"Getting married without first thinking things through will often lead to break-ups," said Li Ziwei, an official with Beijing civil affairs bureau.

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Post time 2007-7-23 13:41:40 |Display all floors

Not only marriage

Originally posted by ghost156 at 2007-7-23 13:14
Wang Ni and Liu Hao, both 23 years old, got married last week, a month after they graduated from Shanghai University of Finance and Economics.

"We married for love," said Wang Ni. &qu ...

Doing things with only passion also end up quickly...:)
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Post time 2007-7-23 20:55:45 |Display all floors

passion is just a part of love

Originally posted by shelleybelly at 2007-7-23 13:41

Doing things with only passion also end up quickly...:)

I do think these people who married just for passion r mature in mind(just like the phrase in the news--they r still babies)
they even do not have ability to support their small family
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Post time 2007-7-24 09:39:39 |Display all floors

If marriage is a necessary part of life...

many newly graduated people may get married for love, or for finishing this" task".....cuz another phenomenon is an increasing number of  30s people can't find a partner to get married, then the surrounding pressure from their family & friends...keeps pushing them.....and when you're at that position, pure love is much harder to find....

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Post time 2007-7-24 13:35:49 |Display all floors
i saw some thread in the forum telling us that many ppl aged between 20 and 25 want to keep their boyfriend or girlfriend relationship rather than to get married,coz they fear once they get married,there would not be any passion.they have baby and have to take the responsibility to feed the family.doesn't it contradict to what the passage reveals to us.
ok,back to the topic.i feel the phenomenon as the passage tells us is somehow connected with their parents(Chinese culture).as we know,our parents generation are still severely affected by Chinese traditional culture.they want to have a big family,want to see the grandson or granddaughter as soon as possible.they enjoy the moment when all members sit around the table having meal they want their descendant to marry early to have grandson.
and an interesting phenomenon is that the newly born generation is mostly taken care by their grandparents not their mom or dad,what is more,our parents seem to be very pleased to take our son,if possible they can do sth more,as the passage shows us they take care of our daily' affair or support us financially.

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