26 March 2019

I take you to be my … live-in partner

Cohabitation is losing its social stigma with more than 40 percent of Shanghai couples moving in together before marriage, Shanghai Daily reported Wednesday, citing the results of a Fudan University survey.

University researchers quizzed 2,330 people aged between 25 and 34, and 43 percent of the married respondents said they lived together before tying the knot, the report said.

Psychology lecturer Chen Binbin, who helped to compile the study, was quoted as saying that more people are choosing to cohabit to see what life will really be like and whether they can cope with living with someone else.

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