‘Tell me what love is’ is a personal quest on how young people pick a partner in life.

I took my camera with me and walked down the streets. I started asking young couples how they met and what they think about love. To my surprise, young couples seemed more interested in posturing than talking. “Shall I look at the camera?” Asked a boy, taking off his girlfriend’s handbag quickly and hung it on the girl’s neck. Also I got lots of interesting answers, but the most general answer is “love is being together.” “Marriage is a promise.” However, is it possible that a couple don’t love each other while they are together? Do you need a promise for love?

I started to get interested in what love is about in general and why love becomes such a pressure in China.

In the old days, your parents would choose your future spouse.
Now young people try to find their partners for life themselves.
On what grounds do they choose? How do they know if their partners are a good match?
(Wei Na, 2015)

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