marriage traditions in China

When it comes to Chinese dating, it will be better for you if you have a clear undestanding of Chinese dating customs and Chinese culture. In these series of Chinese dating, we will explore the chinese dating customs, marriage traditions in China, chinese dating etiquette and rituals.

Marriage traditions in China varies from region to region but there are a few common marriage traditions that are passed from generation to generations. In this series, we will briefly explore the finer details of

  • history of marriage traditions
  • traditional marriage traditions
  • modern marriage traditions


The history of marriage traditions dated back to ancient China. In the past a Chinese man can marry as many wife as possible if he can afford. The number of concubines symbolises his wealth and status. Pre arranged marriages by parents were very common in the ancient times.

The extent to pre-arranged marriage can also be applied even before the child is born. The purpose of pre-arranged marriage has many intentions. One is to use their children to marry off to influential families or to enhance their family business within two families. There are many traditional marriage traditions to adhere to, let us take a common view.

Before an actual marriage can take place, a series of traditional marriage traditions need to be done.

  • pay a formal visit to each other’s parents
  • betrothal gifts
  • prepare a formal gift for the future daughter-in-law
  • bride has to prepare a dowry

These are the common traditional marriage traditions before the wedding cermony takes place. However in modern times, Chinese people in mainland China has forsaken most of the traditional marriage practices.

In modern marriage traditions, Chinese lovers can choose to get married with whoever they love due to the modernisation of China and exposure to western influences. However permission must be obtained from respective parents as a mark of respect. To curb the rising population, the Chinese government passed down a law in 1950s stating that a man are only allowed to marry one wife.

As the opening up of China, Chinese people has less time for dating. More and more Chinese women are seeking mail order bride matchmaking services, online Chinese dating sites to find their love as young Chinese lovers do not have enough time to socialise.

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