Chinese matching couples
Trip Start Feb 27, 2013
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One thing that is so different to home, is that couples don't love public displays of affection, but they are happy to wear matching clothes when they are out and about. it's not just one or two couples who I saw doing this, it was countless couples. I had to do some very sneaky ninja photography to get these pictures, but there were so many more couples that I saw that I wasn't able to take pictures of in a subtle way.
The men would also often carry their girlfriend's or wife's handbags on their shoulders, as if it were their own. It made me smile every time I saw something like this, because it is a type of chivalry that is quickly escaping our society. That's not to say I would like my boyfriend to wear the same jacket or shirt as me, or to carry my bag, but I think it's sweet that they are proud of their relationship to want to make it obvious to every single passerby that they are together.
Have a look through the pictures to see just how many of these 'lovebirds' or '情侣装' there are around that I managed to capture.