Chinese women for dating and marriage
Gu said that most of his business comes from parents who don't have time to sit around behind umbrellas every weekend.Sometimes, parents post ads for their children without their knowledge.According to the latest census data, there are 105 men for every 100 women in the country.By 2020, the Chinese State Population and Family Planning Commission estimates that there will be 30 million men of marrying age that won't have a partner.It's that discrepancy that accounts for the greater number of postings by parents seeking husbands for their daughters.But it's also a confusing discrepancy, given China's overall gender imbalance."If a courtship doesn't work out, they don't look for any shortcomings on their part and promptly blame it on the 'overly high standards' of women."But while many of these career-driven, so-called "leftover" women are content being single, their parents often think otherwise.Yiting Hu, a 26-year-old fashion publicist, has been unwillingly set up by her mother four times since moving home to Shanghai from New York City, where she graduated from fashion school.
Nothing happens in a vacuum, including parents' worries about marrying off their "leftover" children.But these seniors weren't waiting to take a tai chi class or to make small talk over chess.They were sweating it out in the midsummer heat with a singular, all-important mission: finding a spouse for their adult offspring."I'd try to break the ice and talk about my work, but they haven't the slightest idea who Tommy Hilfiger or Ralph Lauren is."For Dani Zhang, a 32-year-old civil servant, the pressure has come to a tipping point.
"In a fit of rage, my mother has told me that she'd rather see me marry somebody random and have kids," Zhang said.Parents bring along a single sheet of paper containing vital statistics on their child — age, occupation, education, and property ownership are all musts.Other parents peruse the offerings, and the different parties hash out the specifics of what they are looking for in a future son- or daughter-in-law.If — and only if — the vibe is right, photos and contact information are swapped discreetly, so that the singles can arrange to meet in person on their own time. Perhaps in the interest of saving time, some are very straightforward with their requirements.