According to a recent study by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, 24 million Chinese men will be unable to find wives by because of the country's gender imbalance. SHANGHAI/BEIJING, May 4 (Xinhua) -- Parks in Chinese metropolises are perfect venues for pushy parents to hunt for a suitable spouse for. In Shanghai, where singles are aplenty and birth rates are low, parents have taken to matchmaking expos to find their kids a lover.
But the Chinese young people now have "ever growing needs" and one of those needs is the need to avoid this kind of arranged marriage and choose their own partner. In ancient China, matchmaking was an essential ritual. parks throng with groups of middle-aged and elderly parents brandishing cardboard. But the Chinese young people now have "ever growing needs" and one of those needs is the need to avoid this kind of arranged marriage and choose their own partner.
Larisa Epatko Larisa Epatko. Parks in Chinese metropolises are perfect venues for pushy parents to hunt for a suitable spouse for their children who are too busy and slow in. BEIJING — You are a young Chinese man whose father tells you the most important skill his future daughter-in-law must have is caring for her home and family.
Parents of unmarried adults flock to  the park every Saturday and Sunday from noon to 5 p. The primary goal of attending the Shanghai marriage market is for parents to find a suitable partner for their child. The standards of finding the right match may be based upon but not limited to age,  height,  job,  income, education, family values, Chinese zodiac sign,  and personality.
Many people in China who want to get married are having trouble finding a partner. "Matchmaking activity by parents is still approved." This article appeared in the South China Morning Post print edition as: Pitfalls in a parental labour for. Your email address has not been verified.
Updated June 29, Intimate lives in China have recently recaptured scholarly attention. Along these lines, we can unpack parental matchmaking not so much as. Two parents arranging a date for their respective children at the Shanghai Matchmaking Expo.
While the men on his books usually get snapped up relatively quickly, the year-old says it can be harder to women to find a suitable match. China's youth turns to dating apps but their parents still post them in the local up on whether the digital world can be trusted for matchmaking. W hen Liu returned to his childhood village to celebrate Chinese New Year, his parents had arranged a familiar and depressing task for him: a series of speed dates.
China's matchmaking businesses have revenues of several Parents are seeking foreign women for their sons out of sheer desperation.