In ancient China, a man could have as many concubines as possible after the first wife.It was possible that the youngest concubine would be a teenager while the husband could be an ancient old man.The number of unmarried interracial couples is difficult to track, but demographers believe it would likely reflect similar trends.Attitudes toward interracial marriages are less of a barrier today than ever before, with a 2011 Gallup Poll estimating that 86 percent of Americans support interracial marriage at least in theory, up from 20 percent in 1968.But I know they’re just worried,’ she says, hinting at the other big issue at play.'Because I’m an only child it’s harder, as they are relying a lot on me.’ Women born under China’s one-child policy, introduced in 1979, face enormous pressures to succeed academically from parents whose own aspirations were thwarted under the Mao regime.Meanwhile, their grandparents – many of whom can still remember mass famine – are piling on the expectations, too.Before getting married, young people have to pay a formal visit to each other's parents.When visiting the girl's parents, the boy has to bring with him the betrothal gifts in order to show sincerity.
In the past, parents arranged marriages were very common.
During this period, the importance of getting married was far more than that a person found his better half.
For the male side, it determined the prosperity and even the future fame of their family; while for the female side, it meant that parents lost the chance of seeing their daughter for a long time.
Thus to choose an ideal partner was vital for both the individual and the family.
A set of marriage custom has been passed down and is still in used today.