107 years of being single

Monday, January 12, 2009
For all you single ladies out there, don't worry if you don't have a boy-toy yet. Wait a few years, or until you are past 100 to start looking for the husband like this young lady did.

Editor's note: I couldn't make this stuff up if I tried.

If I ever reach the ripe age of 90 or even a 100, I can tell you that the first thing to come to mind would not be looking for a spouse.

Well, this Chinese woman doesn't agree with me because she is looking for her first husband at 107 years old.

From the article:
"A 107-year-old Chinese woman who was afraid to marry when she was young has decided to look for her first husband and hopes to find a fellow centenarian so they will have something to talk about, a Chinese paper reported.

Wang Guiying is worried she is becoming a burden to her aging nieces and nephews since breaking her leg when she was 102 and had to stop doing chores like washing her clothes.

"I'm already 107 and I still haven't got married," the Chongqing Commercial Times quoted her saying. "What will happen if I don't hurry up and find a husband?"

What will happen if you don't hurry up and find a husband? Um, well, I don't think you have that much time left to actually be married at this point. Do you really want to be with a man on your last days on earth? And, do you want one is is a centenarian like you? Not me. What about you?


Deutlich said...

better late than never, right?

..or something?

Always a Bridesmaid said...

OMG. Is this me in 75 years?

Katelin said...

haha wow. well good luck to her.

Envious Leigh said...

I read this on Jezebel. I think the really sad thing is that she didn't marry because she saw other women being abused by their husbands, and now she doesn't want to be a burden on her family. Whatever happens, I hope she is very, very happy.

Meanwhile, I feel like all my girlfriends are getting married. Sometimes I do worry I'll be an old spinster!

Fizzgig said...

well, you definately know what you want by then!

its hard not to get caught up in what everyone else is doing. She should be commended

Hannah Harbert said...

Isn't 107 too old to do it? Tell her to move into a nursing home if she needs a friend.

lucklys said...

men need at least 5 years of training invested...unless you get lucky

so good luck to her i guess
(really like envious leigh's comment! great insight)

alexa - cleveland's a plum said...

why do i see myself being single for 100 years?