Is China’s Unique Love Affair with Cupid Changing?

March 18, 2011

For millennia, Chinese parents or matchmakers played cupid and arranged marriages sometimes at birth.

However, that may be changing and matchmaking cupids in China are facing unemployment.

Sufie, of Sexy Beijing, takes us on a journey to discover what’s happening to matchmaking Cupids in China.

One man Sufie interviews on the street says he was born in the late 70’s so he has no problem with traditional matchmaking but those born in the 80s and afterwards may not like it.

In this embedded episode of Sexy Beijing, Sufie wants to discover if arranged marriages are still popular in China. To see what she learned, watch the video

Sexy Beijing: Matchmaker, Matchmaker

Cupid is no stranger to China and may have traveled there on the southern Silk Road when the Roman Empire was trading with the Han Dynasty (206 BC to 219 AD).

Top News, China Through a Lens reports that archaeologists working at the Quren Ruins of Yunyang Country, Chongqing Municipality discovered what easily passes as a little bronze cupid.

“The discovery of the naked “cupid” naturally associates the Han Dynasty and ancient Greece and Roman Empire”.

Did you know that in China the apple stands for peace and its blossom for adoration? Instead of buying a dozen roses, maybe a Chinese man buys the woman he adores apple blossoms if that is possible.

My wife often tells me not to waste money on roses but to take her out to eat instead so buying a dozen apples makes sense.

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Lloyd Lofthouse is the award-winning author of the concubine saga, My Splendid Concubine & Our Hart. When you love a Chinese woman, you marry her family and culture too.

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