5 Things You Should Know about the Chinese Dating Scene

5 Things You Should Know about the Chinese Dating Scene
Feb 22, 2016 Translated by eChinacities.com

Editor's Note: Like the popular dating 'If You are the One', single women in China can afford to be picky when selecting suitors. What do women want? According to a recent survey, Chinese women are looking for an above average salary, especially as they get older. In a country where men are expected to outnumber women by 24 million by 2020, combined with a widening income gap, the dating scene here has become notoriously brutal. Especially when your mom won't stop bothering about getting married. The translated article reports on the result of the dating survey.

Curious about Chinese singles? A domestic dating site released some facts on what Chinese single men and women are really looking for. Who wants money, and who is holding out for their perfect match? Who are the loneliest people in China? Jiayuan.com has the answers.

Chinese dating site Jiayuan.com recently released the data from its huge annual survey. The 2015 survey was answered by 14,697 singles from across China with an even male to female ration.

1) Woman Want a Man Who Earns at Least 6,701 Yuan
The minimum monthly salary that a single women looks for in a boyfriend is 6,701 Yuan. Women in their thirties are a bit more demanding and want a boyfriend who earns at least 6,993 Yuan per month. Those in their twenties are a little more forgiving, and will date men who earn 6,534 Yuan and up. Women also say that their husband’s salary should not be reduced after they get married.

2) Single Women in Their Thirties are Looking for Money
Do women expect to manage their husband’s salaries? 74% of women said that they do not expect this to happen, but they would not reject money from their boyfriend or husband. Men earning over 10,000 Yuan per month said that they want to be free to spend their own money, and do not want to hand over their credit cards to their wives or girlfriends. Women in their thirties are more likely to want a piece of their husband’s income. 78% of them said that they would take the initiative to do so.

3) Men are Lonelier than Women
We probably could have guessed this one: Chinese men are generally lonelier than their female counterparts. Less educated, poorer men are lonelier than wealthy, educated men. Men with a high school education or less and a monthly income of 2,000 Yuan have an average loneliness index of 77 points (out of 100). Women in this situation had a loneliness index of 69 points. Those with more money and education are much less lonely. However, singles in their twenties were more likely to be lonely: men had 75 points, and women had 68 points.

4) Is it Important to Find Your Perfect Match?
33% of men and 50% of women agreed that “marriage should be with a good match.” Shanghai men care the most about finding their “perfect match”—46% of them are holding out for it.

5) Age, Looks, and Income are Most Important
Men care most about looks (68%), age (64%) and education (25%) when it comes to dating. Women care about age (61%), looks (60%), income (60%), and if their date has a house (46%).

Source: QQ News

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Guest14480640
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Shenzhen woman urges Chinese to avoid marrying American men https://thenanfang.com/shenzhen-woman-derided-for-airport-gesture/

Feb 26, 2016 17:49 Report Abuse

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AladinSane
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Everyone's favorite wumao guest is back.

Feb 24, 2016 10:17 Report Abuse

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golf79
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we

Feb 23, 2016 09:40 Report Abuse

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Guest14480640
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In The Political Testament of Adolf Hitler, Hitler stated, "Pride in one's own race – and that does not imply contempt for other races – is also a normal and healthy sentiment. I have never regarded the Chinese or the Japanese as being inferior to ourselves. They belong to ancient civilizations, and I admit freely that their past history is superior to our own. They have the right to be proud of their past, just as we have the right to be proud of the civilization to which we belong. Indeed, I believe the more steadfast the Chinese and the Japanese remain in their pride of race, the easier I shall find it to get on with them." https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honorary_Aryan

Feb 22, 2016 18:50 Report Abuse

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kuntmans
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Insightful analysis. Chinese society is far more advanced compared to English-speaking ones in terms of progressing long term relationships, raising families, filial piety etc. The social mores are still intact despite the influence of technology / globalisation on attitudes and customs. Foreign expats / immigrants can learn a lot from this.

Feb 22, 2016 17:38 Report Abuse

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RandomGuy
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Divorce rate in tier-1 cities is on par with the West: http://shanghaiist.com/2014/06/19/chinas-divorce-rate-jumps-thirteen-percent.php

Feb 23, 2016 23:53 Report Abuse

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Guest388182
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Chinese men are lonelier 'cause foreign men are actually desirable

Feb 22, 2016 06:34 Report Abuse

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taffy
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hahais it or they just dont have money

Feb 22, 2016 11:48 Report Abuse

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Guest14480640
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Well no....you LBH men bathe once a week, smoke all kinds of chit, make less than what a well educated professional in America would make, you treat women like sex objects, you're better in bed because you need viagra (this is like an athlete taking steroids to win). You're wider and obese. It's no wonder western women and Asian women don't like you. Women only want you for money, once they milk you dry they're gone.

Feb 22, 2016 13:39 Report Abuse

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Guest14480640
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5FmOlEWU-Y

Feb 22, 2016 14:37 Report Abuse

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Guest14480640
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Looks like you got milked dry and now you are mad. Get out of your parents basement and get a job, you troll.

Feb 22, 2016 18:44 Report Abuse

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Guest14480640
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So, you're saying you're a rich mofo? No one believes that buddy! The majority of rich people have nice jobs and don't have time to troll on the internet. Get a job and a life! Here's another tube link for you. This white girl digs Asian guys. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t8arQpuW3ok

Feb 23, 2016 09:13 Report Abuse

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bravura
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a multi-million dollar house in Wuxi and one outside of Washington DC - and I am in China to teach English in a kindergarten :D You have to love foreign losers in China!

Feb 23, 2016 21:43 Report Abuse

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RandomGuy
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Guest is just a frustrated virgin ABC who believes that the reason for his loneliness lies in White men stealing Chinese girls while the true reason is him being a loser haha. /r/asianmasculinity anyone?

Feb 23, 2016 23:49 Report Abuse

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Guest14480640
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Nope, not ABC. RandomGay are you a closeted homo? Are you lonely because you can't find a sissy boy?

Feb 24, 2016 00:16 Report Abuse