#71 How do young Chinese people look for their partners? 中国当代年轻人是怎么找对象的?

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大家好,欢迎回来MaoMi Chinese!刚刚过去的5月20日,你们知道是什么节日吗?在中国,这是一个新的节日,当然,这不是法定假期,只是因为5月20日,520,听起来像“我爱你”,所以,对于人们来说,这也是一个情人节。今天,我们一起来聊一聊爱情,聊一聊现在的中国年轻人是怎么找对象的。找对象,意思是找男朋友或者女朋友,找到我们的另一半。

说起找对象,你们可能听说过“相亲”,意思是别人给你介绍了一个男生或者女生,但是你以前没有见过这个人,现在你需要去和这个人约会,聊一聊,看一看你们两个人是不是合适的。如果你们两个人都喜欢对方,那么可以继续约会,很可能会结婚。如果你们不喜欢对方,那么就不会见面了,别人也会给你介绍其他人。这样,就叫相亲。

有时候,如果一个中国年轻人单身太久了,他/她的父母会很担心。一些年轻人的父母会去一些公园或者广场,帮孩子找对象。比如,在上海的人民广场就有一个相亲角。每到周末,这里就人山人海,有很多父母带着自己孩子的资料和照片,帮自己的孩子相亲。当然,他们的孩子是不会来的,一般只有父母在交流,如果觉得对方的孩子合适,他们就会帮自己的孩子约对方的孩子出来见面。

除了父母帮忙找对象以外,一些年轻人也会在网上找对象。最近,在中国的视频网站哔哩哔哩(B站),有很多找对象的视频火了。录这些视频的几乎都是年轻的大学生,他们在视频介绍自己,也介绍自己喜欢怎么样的人。因为他们说的话特别幽默,好玩,所以这些视频都很火。今天我们一起来听一听一个年轻女生的找对象的视频:

“我身高一六二。体重四十八千克。我拥有一台电脑,这是我身上最贵的东西,四千多块钱。我的生日是一月五号,一九九九年。我的性取向是男,只要是男的就行。我不要求你养我,并且我偶尔也可以养一下你。我每周家教的工资是七百块钱,我可以考虑给你两百,每周。我平时喜欢睡觉、追剧、逛超市、逛淘宝,偶尔也会去学习一下。我还拥有两箱零食,如果你和我在一起的话,我也可以考虑跟你分享一下。”

我觉得这个女生特别可爱,特别幽默。我想,她当时只是想要开玩笑,所以发了一个视频,没想到视频很快就火了。在这以后,越来越多的年轻人开始在网站上发视频找对象,有一些人真的找到了对象,有一些人依然是单身。但是不管怎样,这样的找对象方式都让人觉得非常好玩。

在你的国家,人们怎么找对象呢?欢迎在评论区给我们留言哦!

Hello everyone. Welcome back to MaoMi Chinese! May 20th just passed, and do you know what festival it is? In China, it's a new festival, of course, it's not a legal holiday, just because on May 20, 520, it sounds like "I love you" in Mandarin, therefore, for people, it's also a Valentine's Day. Today, let's talk about love and how young Chinese people find a partner. 找对象 means looking for a boyfriend or girlfriend or looking for our other half.

When it comes to finding a partner, you may have heard of "blind date", which means someone introduced you to a guy or girl, but you haven't met this person before, and now you need to go on a date with this person, have a chat and see if you guys are a good fit. If both of you like each other, then you can keep dating and probably get married. If you don't like each other, then you won't meet each other again and people will introduce you to other people. This is called a blind date.

Sometimes, if a young Chinese person is single for too long, his/her parents will be worried. Parents of those young people will go to some parks or squares to help their children find a partner. For example, there is a blind date corner in People's Square in Shanghai. Every weekend, the place is full of people, and many parents bring their children's information and photos to help their children go on a blind date. Of course, their children will not come. Generally, only the parents communicate. If they feel that the other parents' children are suitable, they will ask their children if the other would like to hang out.

In addition to parents helping to find a partner, some young people also look for a partner online. Recently, on the Chinese video website Bilibili (B site), there have been many videos of people looking for a partner. They are mostly young college students who recorded these videos and introduced themselves and the people they liked. Because what they say is very humorous and funny, these videos are very popular. Today, let's listen to a young girl's video of finding a partner:

"I'm 162 cm high. I weigh 48 kilograms. I own a computer, which is the most expensive thing for me and it was more than 4,000 yuan. My birthday is January 5th, 1999. My sexual orientation is men. As long as you are a man. I don't ask you to fully cover my life expense, and I can support your life expense occasionally. My weekly tutoring salary is 700 yuan, I can consider giving you 200 per week. I usually like to sleep, watch TV dramas, go to the supermarket, go shopping on Taobao, and occasionally go to study. I also possess two boxes of snacks, if you would like to be with me, I can also consider sharing them with you. "

I think this girl is very cute and very humorous. I think she just wanted to make a joke at the time, so she posted a video, but didn't expect the video to go viral very quickly. After that, more and more young people began to post videos on the website to find a partner. Some people really found a partner, and some people are still single. But anyway, people found this way of looking for a partner makes people very interesting.

How do people find people in your country? Welcome to leave us a message in the comment area!

2 thoughts on “#71 How do young Chinese people look for their partners? 中国当代年轻人是怎么找对象的?”

  1. I don’t get how 五月二十日 sounds like 我爱你. I can’t really hear the resemblance when I say it, anyway 😊.

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