NewsCN-ChinaNews @ http://www.newscn.biz/ChinaNewsDetail.asp?id=12569 Chongqing features "secretly married" 2005-8-10 11:11:30 China News Internet |Trends| Chinanews, Chongqing Bureau, Aug. 9 (Zhang Ying) In the ever-changing world of the metropolis where everything under the sun can be seen, the status of showing off "not the marry type", the hot pursuit of "lightning wedding" and the open discussion of "divorce" no longer raise any eyebrows. At present, Chongqing shows up a new phenomenon of "secret marriage". "Secretly married" means that even though one is obviously a husband or wife, or once married, the person takes all means in public situations to hide one's marital status, passing off as "single" or "never married" to others. The reasons for the secrecy are numerous. There are different motivations to make one's marital status a secret, perhaps out of work pressure, or for seizing benefits or advantages. Some even want to fool around outside of marriage.facing such mysterious urban life, "secretly married" is a way of life as well as a strategy for survival. However, this mythical cloak of one's identity always vanishes one day. A lie, no matter how well crafted, cannot last a lifetime. The convenience of hiding one's true marital status always sows the seed of future troubles, with calculable risks that can blow up at any time. From a certain point of view, "secretly married" is a beautiful time bomb ticking in modern married life. Regarding this, some are happy while others are worried. Some specialists said that "secretly married" is a concept that upends traditional marriages and will initiate a new round of crises in marriages and one must treat this issue with proper regard. Copyright 2004 NewsCN.biz . All rights reserved.