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New York times,  2021-11-18 ("What makes people happy" ): Most world people in a Pew Research Center survey said that family made them the happiest, such as the Australians (56%), New Zealanders (55%), Americans (49%), English(46%), Swedish, Italians, Canadians etc ranked family first, their percentages are about 3-4 times of that (15%) of Taiwanese, the % in Singapore and Japan is about 2 times of that in Taiwan.  Taiwanese ranked Material well-being above family.

marriage for LOVE or for money ??
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Pew Research Org., 2019-2-13, 2013-2-13: Love tops the list of Americans' reasons to marry.  Americans ( 88% Americans and  93% married people) are more inclined to choose "love" as a reason for marriage than any other factor. (pewresearch.org/social-trends/2013/02/13/love-and-marriage/) Business Insider (businessinsider.com/love-and-money-what-statistics-say-2012-2) ForbesWoman survey  found "most marry more for love than for money "  An American Express survey found that only 43 percent of the general population talked money before marriage.  In MarketWatch (2019-2-14), Randy Kessler , author of a book about divorce says:  "people marry more for romance than for finance. However, for a second or third marriage, people may be looking for financial security". CNA, Taiwan (台灣中央社), China News (中新網) reported:  65% Taiwanese chose "bread" (moneyinstead of "love", and 44% admitted they dream all the time to marry a rich guy so as not to work for living. (news.sina.com.cn/o/2010-08-14/144117964604s.shtml)  Washington Post, 1-2-2017:  ..."83 percent chose bread over romance" (when it comes to Taiwan independence or reunification

 How was Taiwanese marriage for money over love ? According to Wikipedia (2021-11-28): The number of crude Divorce Rate in Taiwan is higher than that in most countries of Asia & Pacific, such as Vietnam, Mongolia, Thailand, Malaysia, Japan, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand etc. (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Divorce_demography ).   Mainland China's divorce rate was worse than Taiwan's.  Telegraph (UK, telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/8714097/China-tries-to-stop-women-marrying-for-money-rather-than-love.html) reported the situation was so bad ("Most pretty girls now try to trade on their beauty. It is an unhealthy trend" ) that the Chinese government is now trying to restrict it and stop women marrying for money.


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marriage for LOVE
or for money ??

 

 Taiwanese girls
exchange their body
for living resource
 and certain personality

 

   Marrying for LOVE  or Money

Abby Rodman, a psychotherapist said in MarketWatch (2019):“Marrying for love is the only good reason to marry. The beauty is most of us (Americans) have the freedom to do that".  

Are Taiwanese poor so as to choose money over love ?  According to Credit Suisse, Research Institute (June 2021), Taiwanese' "Median wealth per adult, 2020", USD 93,044, is higher than Americans' USD79,274 (credit-suisse.com/about-us/en/reports-research/global-wealth-report.html).  Furthermore, the percentage of college degree Taiwanese is more than that of Americans. 

Or Taiwanese are lazy ? greedy?  or social value systems, culture, national policy, women rights status ... made them to choose it that way ?  ......

An academic paper of National Chung-Hsing University ( 中興大學, July 2018,  "Flows between the Mainstream and the verge - transmutation of the sex industry in Taichung", 劉育民, 吳政憲教授 ) pointed out: marriage in today's Taiwan, to some degree, retains the logic of exchange in ancient China -  women exchange their body for living resource and certain personality (某種程度"保留了古老的交換邏輯" ―― 女人以"身體換取生存資源與一定人格"...).  

A very famous writer, Eileen Chang (張愛玲), has a saying : "Marrying for financial security is nothing but being a prostitute for long term".  However,  <the China Times >, Oct. 30, 2010 :   "Sneering at the poor instead of the prostitutes" (笑貧不笑娼) is Taiwan's social value system .  The Liberty Times, 2015-5-15 ,  talk.ltn.com.tw/article/breakingnews/1318118   "Welcome to the times"  "Laughing at the poor instead of the prostitutes" 

The 'gold-diggers' or pretty swindlers back to the future to barter with the rich guys each takes what he/she needs and gains what he/she worths  huge money or a green-card (permanent residency in the US worths USD 1.5+ millions)......  Those "high-end" materialistic girls at heart are similar to "low-end" mail-order brides Wikipedia (2021-12-21, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mail-order_bride) "Motivations and stories" reported that most of Asian mail-order brides come from 5 countries including Taiwan.

Medium (US, 2017) said "Often, people who do not marry for love are judged for their decision".   Daily Mail (UK), 2021-10-21: A British woman is accused of 'teaching her daughters to be gold diggers' after admitting she'll advise them that wealth and earning potential is more important than marrying for love... some took it as far as comparing it to 'sex work'.  

Money matters in marriage But money can't buy you love (Wall Street Journal at 2020-11-21, Brigham Young University, 2012).   Friedrich Engels (German philosopher, critic of political economy) : marriages based on love are moral  New York Times, 2014-3-9: "In the days of old, the economic basis of marriage was made explicit... Now it has been replaced by romantic love".    Pew research Center, 2013-2-13: Americans believe that love is the main foundation of marriage. (pewresearch.org/social-trends/2013/02/13/love-and-marriage/ Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, 2016-6-10: "marriage is regarded as strictly for those who've declared their romantic love"'。 People's Daily online (China), 2012-10-29: According to mainstream values, true love is a precondition for good marriages...money marriage is the "hell of soul" worse than the "tomb of love".   Rodman (MarketWatch, 2019):  "when life gets tough — and it always does — it's the love that will sustain you, not the cash". 

Debts might bring unhappiness to marriage, but a research ( 2014 ) in Emory University found that wealthier couples don't necessarily last longer than those who earn less, and the more you spend on a wedding ceremony, the shorter the marriage.  Many marriages of the celebrities in Taiwan, Hong Kong, and mainland China are short -  such as Alexander、Leehom Wang(王力宏): 8 years˴ Barbie Hsu(大S) 10 yrs.˴  Gillian Chung (阿嬌, 鍾欣潼)1 yr.˴ Huang Xiao Ming (黄晓明) 5+ yrs.˴ Stella Chang (張清芳) 15 yrs.˴  Winnie Ho (何妤玟) 8 yrs.˴Belle Yu (于美人)15 yrs.˴ Fukuhara Ai (福原愛) 4+ years.  China Times, editorial, 2021-12-30 (chinatimes.com/opinion/20211229004676-262101?chdtv): Politician 楊秋興 said 80-90% of Taiwan's lawmakers have affair (or sex scandal, "緋聞").

In  Science Daily (Feb. 8, 2012), Brigham Young University noted : "Couples where both spouses are materialistic were worse off on nearly every measure.  When both partners are materialistic, they are better off financially – but money is a bigger source of conflict for them".   Telegraph (UK, 2011-8-21), says: In China, "almost half of all divorces see a court squabble over the family assets".

One of biggest conflicts in Taiwan in recent years is the couple of Belle Yu, she claimed that love is the
tomb of marriage, money is the paradise of marriage. ( ref. to tw.news.yahoo.com/愛情和婚姻是兩條平行線!于美人催淚「離婚-10-金句」:愛的成分很少,婚姻才能維繫下去-154300092.html ; star.ettoday.net/news/186529; ns2.doctorvoice.org/viewtopic.php?f=24&t=82864)  American-Taiwanese super star Leehom Wang is another case, his wife Lee Jinglei was trying to "destroy" him by accusing that Wang has multiple mistresses, cataloged prostitutes, had affair with married woman, and used her as a "chess piece" and had controlled her throughout the marriage (South China Morning Post, 2021-12-20), monitored her private life by rvs remote video surveillance to be a semi "Truman Show"  (UDN, 2021-12-26,  udn.com/news/story/121823/5988620?from=udn-catehotnews_ch2), etc,   the serious war of words between the couple became a public trial in which every Taiwanese takes a part (udn.com/news/story/11091/5998228?from=udn_ch2cate6643sub11091_pulldownmenu_v2 2022-1-2;   udn.com/news/story/7340/5992453?from=udn_ch2cate6643sub7340_pulldownmenu_v2   2021-12-28) , and lit up the internet across Asia, made Taiwan's media to collectively lose a sense of responsibility (UDN, editorial, 2021-12-27  udn.com/news/story/7338/5989905?from=udn-catehotnews_ch2) , and seemingly made enough noises to attract the Communist Party's attention - Chinese leader Xi Jinping warned the industry to "pay attention to morals". (ref. to scmp.com/news/people-culture/china-personalities/article/3160443/wang-leehom-scandal-communist-party-warns?module=hard_link&pgtype=article  Dec 20;  taiwannews.com.tw/en/news/4380609 taiwannews.com.tw/en/news/4382124   2021/12/20 , chinatimes.com/realtimenews/20211221003957-260404?chdtv  2021-12-21

Wall Street Journal, 2020-11-21: 'getting and losing money activates the same pleasure and pain centers in the brain, respectively, as falling in love and having your heart broken'. 

Education should be a better means for "poverty alleviation" or getting money.

According to Wikipedia (Dec. 25, 2021), 45 percent of Taiwanese aged 25 to 64 hold a bachelor's degree or higher.  By contrast, the percentage of Americans is only 37.5% in 2020  ( statista.com/statistics/184260/educational-attainment-in-the-us/#:~:text=In%202020%2C%20about%2037.5%20percent,population%20had%20graduated%20from%20college.   en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Education_in_Taiwan#:~:text=Due%20to%20its%20role%20in,a%20bachelor's%20degree%20or%20higher. )

But it appears lots more Taiwanese than Americans try to get money by using marriage, although some do need a marriage to be wealthy in modern Taiwan.

  

 

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without bread,
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    Studies on marriage &  divorce


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STATISTA, 2021-11-24 (statista.com/statistics/1078824/taiwan-crude-divorce-rate/): The crude divorce rate of Taiwan stood at 2.19 couples per 1,000 population in 2020. The divorce rate peaked at 2.51 couples per 1,000 population in 2010. The total number of divorce registrations in Taiwan decreased to around 51.7 thousand in 2020    (STATISTA:  In 2020, the resident crude divorce rate in Singapore was 1.7 ) ; Statistical Handbook of Japan 2021: the divorce rate (per 1,000 population) in Japan was 1.57 ;  World Population Review.: S. Korea 2.1, Mongolia 1.3, Qatar 0.4 (Divorce Rates by Country 2021   worldpopulationreview.com/country-rankings/divorce-rates-by-country))
n TAIWANnews, 2020-7-11:   One-third of Taiwanese divorces take place within 5 years of marriage, setting a new decade high,  The average duration of the marriages of the couples divorcing last year was 8.17 years, (taiwannews.com.tw/en/news/3964637)  
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TAIWANnews, 2019-6-23: An average of 149 couples file for divorce per day in Taiwan in 2018   (taiwannews.com.tw/en/news/3730261)

 

  The crude divorce rate of countries in Asia & Pacific    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Divorce_demography    2021-11-28

country crude Divorce Rate ranks
Sri Lanka 0.15 1
Vietnam 0.4 2
UAE 0.7 3
Mongolia 1.1 4
Qatar 1.1 4
Thailand 1.4 6
Malaysia 1.6 7
Japan  1.7 8
Singapore 1.9 9
Australia 2.0 10
New Zealand 2.0 10
Saudi Arabia 2.1 12
S. Korea  2.2 13
Taiwan 2.3 14
mainland China 3.4 15

According to Wikipedia (2021-11-28): The number of crude Divorce Rate in Taiwan is higher than that in most countries in Asia & Pacific, such as Vietnam, Mongolia, Thailand, Malaysia, Japan, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand etc. (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Divorce_demography ).    United Daily (聯合報), 2021-11-29:  Since 2016, Taiwan became the most "youngsters Never-Marry" or "young peopele marriagefree" countryudn.com/news/story/7340/5923528?from=udn-catehotnews_ch2


  
Taiwanese females like to marry a rich guy  Apple Daily (蘋果日報),  2015.1.26 

ideal monthly income (NT$) girls in
Northern TW
girls in
middle of TW
girls in
Southern TW
a stable job will be fine 15% 26% 26%
20,000~30,000 3% 8% 11%
30,000~50,000 13% 21% 26%
50,000~70,000 48% 31% 27%
70,000~100,000 14% 11% 8%
100,000 (about USD3,300)~above 7% 3% 2%
 
 

Housing & marriage

n United Daily (<聯合報>), 2021-6-17:  udn.com/news/story/7340/5537697?from=udn-catehotnews_ch2   medical expert 楊志良's project found out:  under the circumstances of low salary and high housing price, it will be less and less marriage and child born。(楊志良研究計畫顯示:  在台灣普遍低薪及房價過高的情況下,未來不婚不育的情勢,只會更加嚴峻近數十年來,女性受教育及就業比率已大幅提升,社會地位也是如此,但因性別分工,男性需承擔養家活口的社會認知仍深植人心。女不嫁,尋求自由是主因,但無房、無 力養家,男不娶,才是不婚、不育的首要原因)
Apple Daily (蘋果日報), 2021-3-6,
tw.appledaily.com/headline/20210306/HJMLA6LWAJGABED753Y4ZNFOHU/, 社會學研究指出:女性承擔經濟任務,具備獨立發展的物質條件,很容易掙脫家庭紐帶,追求自我的實現...

n  finance.yahoo , 12-30-2020, (finance.yahoo.com/news/retire-taiwan-costs-visas-more-215449948.html), SmartAsset  (smartasset.com/retirement/retire-in-taiwan

Purchasing an apartment in Taiwan, is significantly more expensive than in the U.S. An apartment in a city center in the U.S. will cost an average of $292 per square foot, according to Numbeo. In Taiwan, it costs an average of $761 per square foot to purchase an apartment in a city center.   When it comes to renting, Taiwan is still significantly cheaper than in the U.S. In the average city center in America, a one-bedroom apartment costs an average of $1,346 per month. In Taiwan, the same apartment costs about $485 per month. If you were to choose a three-bedroom apartment, it would cost $2,156 in the U.S. and $1,132 in Taiwan.


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: Taiwan housing ,
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   Research on SEX

A great leap in Taiwan's sex activity  According to au.lifestyle.yahoo.com/virginity-map-average-age-people-first-have-sex-by-country-33094921.html (nov. 3, '16) , Durex survey found that  average age
Taiwanese people first have sex, 18.9,  was ranked
No.1 in Asia , compared with Japanese 19.4 ˴ Vietnamese 19.7  ˴ Hong Kongers 20.2 ˴  Thai people 20.5  ˴ mainland Chinese 22.1  ˴ Singaporeans 22.8  ˴  Indians  22.9  ˴ Malaysians 23
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  A great leap in Taiwan's sex activity          just sex?  make love ?

1979

2019-2020

 Da-Hua evening news (大華晚報), Nov. 1979:  male college students having sex:  18%,  female students:  3.3% nSETN (三立新聞), 2019-12-23: 90% girls had sex by aged 16;40% by aged 15(setn.com/News.aspx?NewsID=658816#:~:text=台灣年輕人對性愛,的青澀國中時期)

nUnited Daily (聯合報), 2020-12-1: 4/10 students aged under 15 have sex, nearly 50% college students have sex experience (health.udn.com/health/story/6050/5056551)


the Peking University Social Survey Research Center and Joint Institute for Marriage:  People from Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan have sex the earliest, at 19.2 years old on average.  thebeijinger.com/blog/2016/01/11/beijings-youth-average-age-lose-virignity-lower-rest-china-chinas-2015-love-and

Durex survey,   Japan toyokeizai.net/articles/-/56360   December 19, 2014  

intercourse frequency

 

Sex satisfaction

country (41 in total) times per year world rank country satisfaction % world rank
Greece 138 1 Belgium 57 1
China 96 32 US 52 4
Taiwan 88 34 (the 8th to last) Taiwan 37 34 (the 8th to last)
Malaysia 83 36 HK 30 39
HK 78 37 Japan 24 40
Singapore 73 40 China 22 41
Japan 45 41      

 

 

  Apple daily <蘋果日報>   According to survey 「台灣女性性生活滿意度調查」,nearly 40% Taiwanese women were dissatisfied with their sexual lives, among them unmarried female are up to 80%.

 

  No orgasm experience,    44% Taiwanese females are thinking of breaking up (good-bye) ,   Apple Daily (<蘋果日報>) ,  2010-11-12

◎    77% : never or once in a while reach orgasm

◎    78% : fake  orgasm

◎    most disturbed issue : (1) 41% - hard to  orgasm (2) 38% - worry being pregnant  (3)  31% -  fail to Glafenberg

 

 

Apple Daily (<蘋果日報>)    2011-12-1
 Dure survey「全球優質性生活」, the number of sexual partners, statistics :

global women  Taiwanese women  global male   Taiwanese male

7.6

3

18.5

5

 

next to last

 

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SETN (<三立新聞>), 2018-5-30A survey by TENGA Japan found Taiwanese 「sexual satisfaction」is global the fourth to last.   setn.com/News.aspx?NewsID=386037

 

◎ China Times ( <中國時報>)  only 1/4 unmarried women interviewee were satisfied with their sex life。chinatimes.com/realtimenews/20140903004659-260405?chdtv

 

2011 DPP party survey  <Liberty Times, 自由時報>, 2011-5-8 
Mother's Day special report

◎ 54.9% Taiwanese mothers were unhappy

◎ aged 20-49 women:

    (1) Taiwanese mothers 「bit unhappy (有點不幸福)」: 34.5%
    (2)
 Taiwanese mothers 「very unhappy (非常不幸福)」: 20.4%
    (3)
 Taiwanese mothers 「bit happy (有點幸福)」: 33.9%
    (4)
 Taiwanese mothers 「very happy (非常幸福)」: 7.4%
    (5) 
currently not willing to be pregnant  (「沒有生育意願」): 87.3%

 

<聯合報>  udn.com/news/story/12674/55795454only 49heterosexual women、47 homosexual women and 49 bisexual women are satisfied with their sexual lives。 Only 51 bisexual men are satisfied with their sexual lives
 

Penis Size by Country 2021       worlddata.info      worldpopulationreview.com

country Erect length Body size
Ecuador 17.61cm 167cm
Taiwan  (the 3rd to last) 10.78cm 173cm
Cambodia  (last) 10.04cm 165cm
ps: If size matters , African elephants are most attractive to women

Daily Mail (UK)   dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-3748444/Erect-penis-sizes-compared-world.html
 
Average cup sizes for women :   A-cup countries -  e.g., China , Japan ,  N. Korea, S. Korea, Taiwan, Malaysia, Indonesia
 


 

   research in LOVE


(北京大學)  the Peking University Social Survey Research Center and Joint Institute for Marriage
 


survey on Taiwan, HK, Macau, mainland
 


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51.1% of Chinese people had been in love before the age of 18

n Those from divorced or separated parents experienced their first love earlier, especially if their parents did not remarry. This category experienced their first love at 15.2 years old. Trends differ with age: those born before 1970 first experienced love later, around 19.2 years old, while those who were born after 1995 first experienced it around 12.7 years.

n Those with a Ph.D, experience love more than those without a PhD on average 6.9 times in their life.  Those who are college-educated experience it an average of 3.2 times

 

thebeijinger.com/blog/2016/01/11/beijings-youth-average-age-lose-virignity-lower-rest-china-chinas-2015-love-and
 


Tainan University, academic paper:   "大學生網路交友之自我揭露、愛情風格與愛情關係滿意度相關研究"

   by 吳麗雲Ph.D˴ 洪貫瑄研究生     July 2020
 


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There are 8 LOVE styles in Taiwan, according to univ. professor's (卓紋君, 麗雲) researches
  (
chickensoupfamily.com/2019/08/22/臺灣人的愛情風格/) :

"marriage-purposely" style (「婚姻目的」): marriage is their ultimate objective 

"sincerely devoting" style (「真情投入」  ): they believe equal love can overcome all difficulties to keep a long term relationship

"romantically expressed" style ( 「浪漫表達」):  they believe the key to keep love is surprise and romantic atmosphere

"vagrant and strategic" style (「游移手段」) low loyalty to love, they usually take strategy or tactics to deal with romance

"sexual & sensible" style (「肉體感官」):  they love physical pleasure, not commitment or  code of ethics

"adherent & sacrificing" style (「執守奉獻」): devoting oneself to love

"pessimism & mental reservation " style (「悲觀保留」 ):  they font believe eternal affection and take a passive attitude… toward love

"uneasiness & possessiveness"style ( 「不安佔有」 ): anxious about  his partner's   unfaithfulness , being possessive in his or her feelings and behaviour

nHigher tendencies of "romantically expressed" style was found among College students in online relationship, next are (2) "sincerely devoting" style ˴(3) "sexual & sensible" style˴ (4)"uneasiness & possessiveness"style˴ (5) "marriage-purposely" style˴ (6) "pessimism & mental reservation " style˴ (7) "adherent & sacrificing" style the last is  "vagrant and strategic" style

nHigher tendencies of "vagrant and strategic" style,   "adherent & sacrificing" style,   "sexual & sensible" style  were found among male college students

nHigher tendencies of   "sexual & sensible" style  was found among college students from sophomore to senior, more than freshmen

nLove satisfaction are middle to high statushttps://ndltd.ncl.edu.tw/

 


National Chiao Tung University  (國立 交通大學)

The Correlative Study of Romantic relational aggression, Romantic relationship satisfaction and Attachment style for College Students

by 方紫薇 PhD ˴ 劉玫英研究生     Aug. 2011

 


nRomantic relational aggression among college students is prevalent, only 3.9% have never experienced any, 0.7% have never launched any "attacks"  (大學生愛情關係攻擊的情形確實是普遍存在的,   僅有 3.9%的大學生從未遭受任何一種愛情關係攻擊,而僅有 0.7%的大學生認為自己從未發動任何一種愛情關係攻擊。)

n "silent treatment" is the mostly-seen "romantic relational aggression" (大學生進行愛情關係攻擊的方式以「沉默對待」最高)。https://ndltd.ncl.edu.tw/

 


LOVE in blockbuster Taiwanese movies   (Chinese version)
 


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No.1 blockbuster /  <Cape No. 7> "海角七號" (票房總冠軍, https://zh.wikipedia.org/wiki/海角七號) :
醉酒之後,友子終於忍不住長日的委屈,一夜情之後,友子真切表示她愛上了阿嘉,阿嘉也抱住了想回日本發展的友子說:「留下來 或者我跟你走」
我不知道以後還會不會遇見更好的人,但是遇見了你之後,便認定是你,餘生請多指教。
我想再多看幾眼星空,在这什麼都善變的人世裡,我想看一下永

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No.4 blockbuster /  <You Are the Apple of My Eye> "那些年 我們一起追的女孩" ( https://zh.wikipedia.org/wiki/那些年,我們一起追的女孩)
如果你真的非常喜歡過一個女生,你就會知道,要真心祝福她永遠幸福快樂,這個是不可能的事!
我錯了,原來,當你真的非常非常喜歡一個女孩,當她有人疼,有人愛,你會真心真意地祝福她,永遠幸福,快樂

n
No.5 blockbuster / <Our Times>"我的少女時代" ( https://zh.wikipedia.org/wiki/我的少女時代)
對你愈壞的人,其實是想跟你拉近距離! 原來,真的喜歡一個人,會沒有勇氣告訴他 後來才發現,原來喜歡一個人,是不知不覺,感謝那輛車,搭住她肩的那一刻,我第一次發現,心,可以跳得那麼快 愛情的習題,考試不會考,但對你人生的影響卻是最深 青春總會因為一個人,開始閃閃發亮! 日久深情,今天是一起養狗,以後就一起遛狗,狗又生狗  女生説沒事,就是有事; 女生説沒關係,就是有關係!

 

 

  Harvard, love actually(2017):  "love makes us dumb"愛情關閉了大腦中調節批判性思維、自我意識和理性行為的區域sitn.hms.harvard.edu/flash/2017/love-actually-science-behind-lust-attraction-companionship/


 

 

Simulation Bread Shape Pillow / 
https://www.
amazon.com/Simulation-Pillow-Lumbar-Cushion-Stuffed/dp/B07SHP29DM?th=1


 

  pic.: Zola Zu's visual parody of "The Storm" (by Cot) printed in the China Times, the leading newspaper at that time, 1997.
  A couple are using free umbrella cover to shelter from a horrible storm ahead
作品發表不久後,  台灣引入<暴風雨>原畫,  在國父紀念館展出 ,  造成轟動 ,   民眾大排長龍爭睹 ,   媒體寫道: 看著看著  自己也 跟著跑了起來
 
Cot's art-works in NY  
https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/435997    
 


 
LOVE definition

n Oxford dictionary (oxfordlearnersdictionaries.com/us/definition/english/love_1): a strong feeling of romantic attraction for somebody

n Cambridge dictionary : the feeling of liking another adult very much and being romantically and sexually attracted to

nen.wikipedia.org/wiki/Love : The triangular theory of love suggests "intimacy, passion and commitment" are core components of love. Love has additional religious or spiritual meaning.

nHarvard, love actually  sitn.hms.harvard.edu/flash/2017/love-actually-science-behind-lust-attraction-companionship/ : The science behind lust attraction and companionship  : romantic love can be broken down into three categories: lust, attraction, and attachment. 

Testosterone and estrogen drive lust; dopamine, norepinephrine, and serotonin create attraction; and oxytocin and vasopressin mediate attachment.

nHarvard, 2018-2-13:  Love also turns on the neurotransmitter dopamine, which is known to stimulate the brain’s pleasure centers. Couple that with a drop in levels of serotonin — which adds a dash of obsession — and you have the crazy, pleasing, stupefied, urgent love of infatuation.news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2018/02/scientists-find-a-few-surprises-in-their-study-of-love/

nmerriam-webster.com/dictionary/love : 
愛  是強烈或持續的感情、包含性慾的吸引力

 

 

     咖啡  茶  Have some refreshments ?   (PG13 funny essays,  Chinese version)  
 

 


      


Taiwan's prostitution :  top rankings in China, Russia, etc ... click

 



PIC. :
 No.1 "Taiwanese LOVE"
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No.2 "Taiwanese LOVE"
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PIC. right: No.2 "Taiwanese LOVE"
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 Yahoo , 2021-12-21, 2021-12-20, 2021-12-19


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No.1 "Taiwanese LOVE" on Oscobo,  etc , 2021-12-21 2021-12-19

 

           

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