Sex dating in china
’, a derogatory term for single women that has been hyped in the media for years.Their parents’ pleas are not in vain: after the Chinese New Year, there is a 40% increase in blind dates.
But, problematically, the majority of China’s ‘leftover women’ live in urban areas and are at the ‘high end’ of the societal ladder (relatively high income and education), whereas the majority of the so-called ‘’ are based in rural areas and are at the ‘lower end’ (lower income and education).These male ‘escorts’ can be arranged through , China’s biggest e-commerce platform.Well-educated young men with good looks charge high fees to play the ideal boyfriend for a day.Owning a car and a house are often mentioned as requirements.Dating and marriage thus involve much more than love alone: China’s marriage market dynamics seem to based more on strategy than romance.A survey by dating site Zhenai revealed that 50% of men already think a woman is ‘leftover’ when she is still single at that age.
While the age factor plays an important role from a men’s perspective, Chinese single women generally attach importance to the of one’s partner.
Why is it so hard for ‘leftover women’ to find a partner? Since the implementation of the one-child policy in 1978, China has been dealing with a disparity in girls and boys, due to traditional preferences for sons and the widespread occurrence of illegal sex-selective abortions. This gender ratio imbalance has drastic consequences for Chinese society.
Currently, there are around 20 million more men under the age of thirty than women in the same age category, which could lead to 30-something-million eligible men not being able to find a bride in 2020.
This can partly be explained by traditional ideas about .
According to the Chinese Association of Marriages and Relationships, the best age for women to get married is 25 in a man’s perspective.
China’s economic growth has brought about drastic societal changes in the last decennia.