I chose to investigate love and marriage because it is one of the topics that I can relate to most. I thought that this inquiry project was not only about learning about how different people live, but it is also about building empathy and connections with other people. This topic and the thought process behind it is something most people take for granted where I come from. In America, love is our choice, but that could be very different other places. I want to learn about the traditions and restraints that surround love and marriage in a small village such as Xizhou. To learn about this topic, talking to people who are engaged, dating, or just got married would be helpful.