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I have always been baffled by the western custom of marriage proposals. The Chinese are very indirect people. But as far as THE big question goes, a Chinese woman can be as direct, and forceful, as bullets shot from a machine gun. This has been more or less the case for the past half a century. Before then, a Chinese man could propose to multiple women, and keep them all.

I have to admit, upon a first reading I don't understand why "out of all the stable assignments that exist, the one where men propose is the very worst for women and the very best for men".

You know, it doesn't sound completely unlike the economics graduate school application process either, although in that case the students tend to propose to many schools at the same because if the school doesn't accept the proposal, they must wait a year to propose somewhere else.

as far as THE big question goes, a Chinese woman can be as direct, and WORLD OF WARCRAFT GOLD forceful, as bullets shot from a machine gun.

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