Marriage market in Shanghai - goods alive?
Market. What associations are caused by this concept? Trade, crowd, noise, closeness, dispute on the price and disputable quality, fresh vegetables and inexpensive clothes... On a market you will meet neighbors or acquaintances, and also to you will surely crush legs and (God forbid) where - nibud yes will palm off a pig in a poke. Trust
or not, but in the central park of the most modern city of Asia huge Wedding Market, or the Marriage Market settled down if in Russian. Yesterday we with the husband everything are risked to visit him. About our impressions read below.
So, market. The first that we saw - it is the fussy crowd which is loudly discussing “marriage“ affairs in Chinese. Along trees wire cables on which the adhesive tape or clothespegs fixed the laminated sheets A4 are tense. On sheets it is bright - are written by a red font: age, growth, weight and salary of “candidate“. Data on the field, work, education and interests are also specified. Announcements with the photo are more expensive therefore them much less. Quantity of these leaflets approximately about about 1000 on “wall“. Most of applicants for a marriage or a marriage already stepped 25 - a summer boundary and live with parents. And they, parents, were initiators of the organization of this wedding market. By the way, on this market we did not see any young guy or the girl, matchmaking is a business adult and skilled. The senior generation brings with itself photos and “advertizes“ the son or the daughter (and even grandsons), standing all day near a leaflet with the announcement.
There are, of course, also inexpensive versions of announcements - without lamination and without red font (and they for certain increase demand!) . Everywhere there are such small benches where for 2 - 3 euros to you will print a leaflet for every taste.
We missed several announcements and on one in general saw the very young pretty girl (84) century. wedding dress! “It seems, from its last wedding of a photo“, - my husband told. “Perhaps even from last year …“, - I thought. Only I distracted, to darling the Chinese matchmaker already swam up. “Scientific research institute - haaao“, - she with pleasure sang, looking to it in eyes as if the experienced Gipsy. I it at once by a hand - only try to approach! And in general, on this market at all a look such … estimating - how many years what salary, on business came or the tourist? Any minute, will approach.
Here and marry people here, in Shanghai. And all why? Because the policy of “one child“ generated the whole generation of the spoiled egoists (the only grandsons and children on both sides) who are sure of the superiority. Indigenous residents of Shanghai speak openly: a pier, we are a highest nation, all other Chinese to us not rovnya, and it is better to be lonely, than with unworthy. Also live off the family till 30 and more years.
As a result of such education these children are not able to communicate normally, oniprivykl at all that before them all run on back pads. What to tell about a marriage - in a lexicon of these people absolutely there are no words “responsibility“, “help“ and “mutual respect“. One my former employee at the age of 32 years has the pink room in style Hello of Kitty full of toys and candies. Nice woman such, but very haughty and infantile. From it men just jumped aside, so she looked down on all. Her parents already how many years try to marry here so her, through this market. Nobody takes, or it does not take.
Perhaps “thanks to“ such market, in Shanghai the level of stains nearly exceeds the level of weddings. If a wedding here - it is all the same that a good bargain, then feelings, I think, are not on sale. Love it is invaluable and if it is absent, then it is not worth a pin for such union. Correctly?