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article imageWoman in Taiwan plans to marry herself

By Lynn Curwin     Oct 23, 2010 in Lifestyle
Taipei - A Taiwanese woman feels she is under pressure to get married, but hasn’t yet met a man she wants to spend the rest of her life with, so she decided she will marry herself.
Chen Wei-yih, a 30-year-old office worker from Taipei, has posed for photos in white gown, hired a wedding planner and rented a banquet hall where she will celebrate with 30 friends and family members on November 6.
"Age thirty is a prime period for me. My work and experience are in good shape, but I haven't found a partner, so what can I do?" The Telegraph quoted Chen as saying.
"It's not that I'm anti-marriage. I just hope that I can express a different idea within the bounds of a tradition."
Women in Taiwan are not marrying as young as previously, and more are choosing to remain single as their economic status improves. The government is concerned about a drop in the birth rate and productivity.
Chen will go on a solo honeymoon to Australia following the wedding.
Although she is looking forward to this wedding, she still hopes she will have a wedding with a groom some day.
“We must love ourselves before we love others,” she said on her Facebook profile. “I must marry myself before marrying the special someone.”
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