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1. Posted by Elnaz (Inactive 296 posts) 9y

Hello
excuse me i heared , parents in china are trying for finding,wife for sons via attaching photos of them in streets and on trees,did you hear about it ?
Thanks for your answer
Regards

2. Posted by wouterrr (Travel Guru 3379 posts) 9y

I don't know if that is weird or normal. It could be their culture.

3. Posted by mikeyBoab (Travel Guru 5077 posts) 9y

I'm gonna give that a go.

4. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 9y

Hello Elnaz

I never heard of it. But in some parts of China, men outnumber women, so there is probably a lot of competition between parents, to get the girls, for their sons.

Yeah, Mikeyboab, why not advertise. Put your picture on a couple of lamp posts. ;)

Mel

5. Posted by wouterrr (Travel Guru 3379 posts) 9y

Quoting mikeyBoab

I'm gonna give that a go.

You can't be more frustrated

(Can I come with you, Mikey?)

6. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 9y

Quoting mikeyBoab

I'm gonna give that a go.

You might get more response if you put them up in a chippie shop. Next to the deep-fry pan, say.

7. Posted by Purdy (Travel Guru 3546 posts) 9y

Quoting mikeyBoab

I'm gonna give that a go.

Yeah Mikey - stick one in the chippy or what about in the working mans club - lm sure you will find yourself a classy bird suitable for your standards!

Also dont put a fake picture dont disappoint the poor girls!

8. Posted by Elnaz (Inactive 296 posts) 9y

Mr Mikey
what did you say ?people are answering to you not me.
Regards

[ Edit: Edited on Feb 28, 2007, at 9:53 AM by Elnaz ]

9. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 9y

Elnaz has posted a question that she/he feels is a serious one. I ask that everyone please keep this thread on topic. Thank you. (Elnaz, since your profile does not state your gender, and I am unfamiliar with Iranian names, I have covered both bases with the "she/he".) ;)

Quoting Elnaz

Mr Mikey
what did you say ?people are answering to you not me.
Regards

In answer to your question, Mikey is thinking of now posting his picure on trees and lamp posts to find a girlfriend or wife. I'm taking for granted his comment was meant in humor.

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I can't say that I have heard of this practice, but I do not find it surprising. I also do tend to agree with Mel about the number of men versus women in parts of China and the practice being used as a way to find a spouse.

In the US, there have been women and men who have rented billboard space for the same reason. Their face is displayed on a huge sign along roadways with contact information included. It makes for great publicity, but I don't beleive the Chinese are looking for publicity, just mates for ther daughters.

It does make me wonder if it is a successful attempt at matchmaking...

10. Posted by wouterrr (Travel Guru 3379 posts) 9y

Elnaz! I understand you. Actually Mr. Mickeyboab is hijacking this thread and that is a violation of the forumrules. Mr. Mickeyboab is from Scotland and you should know that not many people live there (especially not so many women). But to get back on this thread. Where did you hear about the photo's on trees in order to find a husband or wife?