Chinese marriage and dating customs


17-Sep-2019 13:10

Yet this article will tell you the common tradition of wedding customs and rituals in China in the main clues of how Chinese find their “other half”? `If a boy's family was well-off or an official family, it was unlikely his parents would allow him to take a poor girl as his wife.

How many items and how much the “Grand Gifts” and dowry cost would generally be left to open discussion by the two families.

After the girl’s parents had accepted their proposal, both families would set a date for a formal meeting and negotiating the betrothal.

Usually in the past, this would be dealt in the hands of a matchmaker, but since nowadays young people find their lovers without any matchmaker, therefore it is often dealt by the parents of the two parties.

Only after both outcomes were favorable, would the two families arrange to meet.

By then the future bride and groom could finally meet their "other half” face-to-face.By choosing “I agree” below, you agree that NPR’s sites use cookies, similar tracking and storage technologies, and information about the device you use to access our sites to enhance your viewing, listening and user experience, personalize content, personalize messages from NPR’s sponsors, provide social media features, and analyze NPR’s traffic.