It went viral after a Chinese woman declared that she preferred a ‘quality single life’ to a ‘poor quality marriage’.
An unnamed 36-year-old woman who lives alone in her home in Dalian, China’s Liaoning province, said she would. rather live alone and be independent Than commit to a relationship to get married.
in a video posted by star videothe women said they disagreed with the belief that “marriage is a guaranteed utopia or sanctuary,” adding that while marriage may provide stability and a home, it can also lead to less freedom. .
“I think women these days are no longer dependent on men for marriage, so they are finding their own way of life,” she says.
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In the video, the women showcase a calm and slow lifestyle, relaxing at home in their pajamas and cooking their favorite meals. Her story reportedly earned her over 270,000 views and over 27,000 comments from her users on social media.
Getting married at a certain age is a Chinese cultural norm. When a woman is single past the age of 27, she is usually referred to as a “chenne” or “leftover woman” is a derogatory term for single women.
the woman in the video is just one of many women Chinese women face the pressure of marriage.according to National Bureau of Statistics of ChinaIn 2019, the number of Chinese who chose to remain single declined by 41% from 23.8 million in 2013 to 13.9 million in 2019.
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The Chinese government banned arranged marriages when it passed the New Marriage Law in 1950, but today arranged marriages are common in China and parents force their adult children to marry. Some parents say,marriage market“
Several social media users praised the women’s independence in the video. “She is free to make her own decisions, so I don’t judge her choices, but I support her living for herself,” wrote one user. south china morning post.
But others disagreed with her life choices.
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“what will she do when she gets old? She won’t find anyone to keep her company,” one user reportedly wrote.
“she is selfish. If many people think like her, where will her next generation come from?” another user reportedly commented.
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