You're never too old to tie the knot. Need proof? A 107-year-old never-married Chinese woman is looking for a husband.
"I'm already 107 and I still haven't got married," she told a local newspaper. "What will happen if I don't hurry up and find a husband?"
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Wang Guiying isn't single for lack of suitors—she avoided married because she saw how difficult it was for other women in her family. "I often found my uncle's wife crying in the woodshed after an attack. All the married people around there lived like that. Getting married was too frightening," she said.
Staying single also helped her avoid foot-binding, the practice of breaking a woman's feet and constricting them so they would stay small—and attract men.
Guiying lived with her family until her father and siblings died. Then she moved to the countryside and went it alone, working as a farmer to make ends meet until age 74, when, too weak to till the fields, she moved in with her nephew. Five years ago Guiying broke her leg and could no longer help out around the house. Worried that she isn't pulling her weight, Guiying is seeking a companion. "My nephews and nieces are getting older and their children are already tied up with their own families," she said.
But Guiying isn't ready to marry any old schmo; she has a few requirements for hubby-to-be. He needs to be near her age, so they can have a conversation, and he needs to be in good shape (for a centegenarian) so he can help her get around.
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