Traditional Chinese marriage is a ceremonial ritual within Chinese societies that involve a union between spouses, sometimes established by pre-arrangement between families. In China, women at age 27 or 30 are considered “leftover”.
The country has a long tradition of women marrying young. But while the age of marriage has been rising, it is still a tradition to marry young.
In China, according to tradition, the cost is borne by the groom, which is different than in the West, where the bride’s parents usually pay the bill.
The race to find a soulmate before surpassing their sell by date is frantic in china. The country even organizes singles fair, where CVs are passed around, and speed-dating is also very popular. At some fairs, there are even lessons in the art of seduction.
With that in mind, if you want to know more about the tradition of marriage in China, take a look at the documentary.