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The Chinese couple heading for the super, white yonder

Thirty years ago, a chubby Chinese boy promised to take his sweetheart to the South Pole. It was the girl's dream to see the "world's most remote place."
Source: Xinhua | 2016/12/2 16:28:32

Thanksgiving parade celebrated in New York with heightened security

The 90th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City kicked off on Thursday among unprecedented law enforcement presence as millions of spectators gathered along the route to marvel at the annual spectacle.
Source: Xinhua | 2016/11/25 7:02:29

People on dating apps to look for long-term partners: Australian research

Australian researchers have found that a large number of singletons are going on dating apps to look for long term relationships and not for short-term hook-ups.
Source: Xinhua | 2016/9/28 17:06:00

Caught in an endless three-month dating cycle, some young Chinese talk “curse”

“I am wondering if am I trapped in some kind of dating curse, why my relationships never last more than three months,” said Hu Yiran, a 25-year-old girl based in Beijing, who just broke up with her fourth boyfriend a few weeks ago.
Source: Global Times | 2016/9/12 20:18:39

Hunting for mistresses: A novel way to save marriage

To avoid the public embarrassment of a messy divorce Chinese women are looking at alternative ways to save a marriage from their husband's infidelity. The AFP reported on the services of a 'mistress hunter,' a woman hired to persuade the mistress to leave the husband.
Source: CRI Online | 2016/9/12 10:34:41

Tradition-affected US couples least like to divorce in December: sociologists

Would you consider filing for divorce based on the time of year? Clearly some couples do. Researchers at the University of Washington found that more couples choose March and August to divorce, the American newspaper Seatle Times reported on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2016/8/26 15:52:33

American couple die minutes apart after 63 years of marriage

An American couple married for over six decades has proven that even death is not strong enough to keep the loved ones separated.
Source: Xinhua | 2016/8/9 14:14:58

Woman accepts marriage proposal on cliff

A woman accepts her boyfriend's romantic marriage proposal in a picture-perfect cliff side over Baofeng Lake in Zhangjiajie, central China's Hunan province on April 23. (CNS/Li Dongqun)
Source: | 2016/4/26 10:51:59

Near abduction sparks debate about violence towards women in China

A recent video and social media post that have gone viral has sparked outrage and ignited debate concerning violence towards women in China.
Source: Global Times | 2016/4/7 20:28:01

#OscarsSoWhite creator says will not watch Oscars

The creator of the #OscarsSoWhite hashtag on Twitter on Saturday said she will watch and tweet about a 1999 coming-of-age movie featuring three black actors rather than Sunday night's showing of the Academy Awards, joining a growing list of activists and entertainers snubbing the event for its lack of diversity.
Source: Reuters | 2016/2/28 16:08:01

Black market hormones one of many hurdles for Thai transgenders

Chalit Pongpitakwiset has always felt like a man. Now the 25-year-old wants everyone else to see it too.
Source: AFP | 2016/2/21 17:08:01

Aussie man who woke from coma speaking Chinese finds love

An Australian man who woke from a coma speaking Putonghua (Standard Chinese) has found love on a Chinese dating show.
Source: AFP | 2016/2/14 17:03:02

China's answer to 'Hitch' reveals the key to his success

In 2007, Ruan Qi, known as Mogui Zixunshi (lit. evil consultant) online, started a group on that was dedicated to teaching men how to start conversations with women and become friends with them. He shared his personal experiences in this forum, which soon became very popular among netizens who flooded in to ask for his advice.
Source: Global Times | 2016/2/13 18:33:01

Whose home for the holidays?

A week away from the Spring Festival, Xiaoqian is exhausting herself as she goes about shopping, selecting gifts and packing in preparation for the trip back to her husband's hometown in Jiangsu Province.
Source: Global Times | 2015/2/12 19:03:01

Brazil entices Tinder users in covert safe-sex campaign

"Looking for men and women for no-strings attached sex, preferably no condoms?" reads the enticingly explicit message seemingly posted by a young Brazilian woman on meet-up mobile site Tinder.
Source: AFP | 2015/2/11 17:28:01

Love, with interest

Capitalizing upon rising divorce rates in China, a number of insurance companies have started offering policies that provide a financial incentive for married couples to stay together.
Source: Global Times | 2014/11/16 20:33:01

Loving the locals

Today is November 11, China's Singles' Day. Whether it is a day to celebrate or lament, this “anti-Valentine's Day” is a day on which people consider relationships, and whether they need a relationship to be happy.
Source: Global Times | 2014/11/10 17:53:01

Stand up and shout

Talking about gender equality, Emma Watson's speech as a United Nations Women's Goodwill Ambassador on Saturday inspired support among celebrities and the general public. During the speech, the Harry Potter actress called upon men to fight against violence and discrimination against women.
Source: Global Times | 2014/9/25 18:48:02