China – Under The Hood: A Chinese man has married himself…

… to express his “dissatisfaction with reality”.

Liu Ye, 39, from Zhuhai City, married a life-sized foam cut-out of himself wearing a woman’s bridal dress.

“There are many reasons for marrying myself, but mainly to express my dissatisfaction with reality,” he said.

“This marriage makes me whole again. My definition of marriage is different from others.”

The ceremony was held at a traditional courtyard packed with more than 100 guests.  The ‘couple’ were led out by a bridesmaid and a groomsman and bowed to ancestors and senior guests for blessings.

Liu says he is not gay, but admits he’s “maybe a bit narcissistic”, reported the New Express Newspaper. (Source: http://www.shortnews.com/start.cfm?id=59867)

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The picture of the happy couple features one board looking housewife.. Wonder what the bridesmaids looked like? Equally plain no doubt.

Liu Ye is probably is one of those people you hear interviewed on the nightly news being described by his neighbours as “very quiet, keeps to himself”. Or perhaps this a clever manoeuvre by local democracy dissidents trying to attract publicity.

Geez, it’s always the quiet ones, isn’t it?

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Weird marriages update: In 2010 a Korean man married a pillow (Source: http://metro.co.uk/2010/03/09/man-marries-pillow-154906/)

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