Accessibility
http://www.gadgetspeak.com/blog/detail.rhtm/651569/Novel_way_to_the_seven-year-itch.html
Oct 19, 2011

Novel way to the seven-year-itch 

Postal authorities in Beijing have a unique way of helping reduce the soaring divorce rate -- love letters sent with a seven-year delay. The new service allows couples within the first flush of romance to post a letter their partner will only receive seven years later, the China Regular reported on Tuesday, saying that was when relationships occasionally started to chill.

Divorce is becoming increasingly common in China. In Beijing, the divorce rate has risen from 11,582 in 2004 to 21013 last year, in line with government data.

Special envelopes containing a card for an individualised message went on sale in Beijing on September 9th -- considered auspicious since the words "nine nine" in Chinese sound very similar to the word "forever".

Couples who marry in one of the capital's 17 registration offices may also receive one of the special envelopes.

"we are hoping the affection recalled in these letters could avoid marriages falling apart in the future" a postal official reported.

A fewpeople were less hooked on the idea. "It would be so depressing if I received a love letter from seven years ago" Tsinghua schoolgraduate Sun Lubin told the China Regular.

Comments

No comments so far - Why not be the first?

Add your own comment!

Access code : 4660

Recent reviews

837635 PNY PowerPack DCM2200 Rechargeable Battery Micro l837446 Parrot Jumping Sumo Wi Fi Controlled Insectoid Robo838309 canon eos 100d dslr digital camer837449 motorola moto x 2nd generatio838307 Fujitsu ScanSnap iX100 Scanne838308 mug speake837448 avanquest jewel link galaxy ques838305 BOSCH Athlet upright lightweight vacuu837447 Brother Printer PTP750W Wireless Label Make837359 Minidrone Rolling Spider Parrot Gadget To837853 Soleus Go Fitness Band Activity Tracke838106 Viewsonic PLED W800 WXGA DLP Ultra Portable Projecto