ECNS - Aug 8 - According to a report by the National Bureau of Statistics and Ministry of Civil Affairs, the marriage rate in China has been in decline for five consecutive years. In 2013, ~10 people got married for every 1K people, while last year the rate fell to ~7 people. The key age group for marriage is also changing. In a report released by the Ministry of Civil Affairs, people aged 20 - 24 accounted for the highest marriage registrations before 2012, but in 2017 that group had changed to people 25 - 29. This group made up 37% of all registered couples. In a 2018 survey by Zhenai, matchmaking site, ~60% of those classified as single had not dated for three years. It also found that 70% of single people who live in cities feel anxious about how to get into a relationship. The three biggest service providers are Jiayuan, founded in 2003, which claims to have 190M users; Zhenai, founded in 2005 with 170M users; and Baihe founded in 2005 with 100M. users.