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Q: Mainland girl uses public pressure to force guy to marry her. What would you do if you were him?

Location: Xiamen, subway station. Girl even has engagement ring ready. Look at guy's facial expression though, anything but happy. The crowd got bigger and bigger, cheering at the girl for her 'strength and guts', her ruthlessness was a 'virtue' in PRC. It paid off, the guy yielded. Look at his face, though......anything but happy. She won face, plenty.

 

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What would you do if you were the guy?

13 weeks 5 days ago in  Culture - China

 
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i predict years of wedded bliss - should the couple live in different cities.

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It's hard to say with out more information.
1 her bust size?
2 does her father own a brewery ?
3 does she have money?

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They are both solid 4/10, the lord is pleased.

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I never understood before why those public proposals are so popular, now maybe this explains it. It makes it harder to say no.

 

If you do say no though.... whoa, there's some public humiliation for the proposer.

 

 

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haha,, thx for my good laff for the day,,,, seeing the look on that guy's face really cracked me up wink  

 the guy looks like he was just told he has testicular cancer ~

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You know - it's possible that the look on his face comes from how this happened - not that she's proposing. Maybe after they get back home, he'll be all happy as Larry...

 

However, - I get the point. But I see it as pretty damn similar to Chinese marriage culture in general - the pressure to be married by a certain age.. how is it really any different?

 

How would I respond? It would depend entirely on the girl, and my feelings for her. And, even if I did save her face by saying yes in front of everyone, that doesn't mean we'll actually go through with it 3 months later! So, for me, it might be "thanks hon, but we've discussed this before - not going to happen. Just be glad I didn't humiliate you in front of all those people. Goodbye!"

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Public pressure only works on the spineless

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Why the sentence 'her ruthlessness was a 'virtue' in PRC', did someone say this in the comments or did you just make it up?

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i predict years of wedded bliss - should the couple live in different cities.

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