NY TIMES - Apr 14 - Chinese men increasingly find themselves lovelorn and despairing as a growing number of women hold out for a mate with a deed. More than 70% of single women in a recent survey said they would tie the knot only with a prospective husband who owned a home. Among the qualities they seek in a mate, 50% said that financial considerations ranked above all else, with good morals and personality falling beneath the top three requirements. (Not surprisingly, 54% of single men ranked beauty first, according to the report, which surveyed 32,000 people and was jointly issued by the Chinese Research Association of Marriage and Family and the All-China Women’s Federation. Zhang Yanhong, a matchmaking consultant at Baihe, one of the country’s most popular dating sites, said many disheartened men had simply dropped out of the marriage market.
by Andrew Jacobs
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