WOMEN OF CHINA - The recent 2012-2013 Survey Report on Chinese People's Love and Marriage Values jointly issued by the National Population and Family Planning Commission and dating website Jiayuan.com shows that China's population of single people of marriageable age is growing. Unmarried people 18+ account for 18.6% (249 million) of the total population. The male to female sex ratio imbalance is severe, at 26.7 males to 24.9 females. Unmarried men outnumber women by 23M among the three generations. Late marriages have become a social trend. The divorce rate is growing faster than the marriage rate. It was estimated that in 2012, the marriage rate was 10% and the divorce rate was 2.29%. 70% of women prefer men who are ~10 years older.
by Geng Xujing
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