Fed-Up Taiwanese Woman Marries Self

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Meet Chen Wei-yih, a 30-year-old Taiwanese office worker who has been searching for love, but to no avail. Tired of being pressured by friends and family, Chen has decided to just marry herself instead.

Fed-Up Taiwanese Woman Marries SelfMeet Chen Wei-yih, a 30-year-old Taiwanese office worker who has been searching for love, but to no avail. Tired of being pressured by friends and family, Chen has decided to just marry herself instead.

On November 6, Chen married herself at a special ceremony estimated to cost over NT$50,000 (or $5,675). Ever since opting for this unconventional act, she has received a bevy of attention in the spotlight—not to mention thousands of letters of support from women in similar predicaments.

The problem in Taiwan is that many women are marrying later and later, if at all. This has the government and older generations worried about a possible drop in births and the associated consequences. So in turn parents are constantly pestering their daughters to get married and bear children.

Chen hopes to change this annoying behavior by doing something so revolutionary and crazy that it’ll make parents in Taiwan think twice.

“My work and experience are in good shape, but I haven’t found a partner, so what can I do?” Chen asked. “It’s not that I’m anti-marriage. I just hope that I can express a different idea within a bounds of a tradition.” Well , it definitely makes sense,though we can't help but wonder, what would replace the traditional figurines of the bride and groom placed on top of the cake. Maybe a mirror?

And to top it all off, Chen intends on going on a honeymoon with herself to Australia immediately after the wedding.

Regardless, she is hopeful that others ladies will follow suit and also marry themselves.

Well, at least she’ll have a spouse that knows exactly what she wants and would agree to everything she says - Herself.
Source:Weirdasianews.com

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