Valentine in Shanghai

The girls are waiting today for flowers, belgian made chocolates and a romantic dinner in a restaurant that has overprized its food for this special day. Valentine’s day has gotten some traction here in Shanghai as I noticed last year and I’m sure this year it will be even more popular.

To stay in the mood some statistics about Marriage and Divorce in Shanghai.

Number of divorces in Shanghai in 2006 - 37,000

Number of marriages in Shanghai in 2006 - 162,000

70 percent of the couples who divorced within a year of getting married were born in the 1980s.

Now you can start calculating what the chances are your Valentine investment will pay off:)

And before you ask, yes I’m married and am going to pay 888 Renminbi for a love dinner. They even promise a box of chocolates at the end.


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One Response to “Valentine in Shanghai”

  1. Ben
    April 11th, 2007 05:27

    Sometimes, I think that Chinese are more westernize than American. Being born in China, and moved here since the age of 8 (not exactly sure), it seems that Shanghai is too westernize. Even here, Valentines doesn’t exceed a simple rose or a box of chocolate…no one will spend 111 to some fancy restaurant.(maybe the rich folks..but definitely not the Asian community)

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