As a single, educated Chinese woman approaching 30, Nancy Ji felt tremendous stress from her parents to get married.
So at 28, she hastily tied the knot with a boyfriend. They nagged me about being single every day, and it was very annoying.
According to a study by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, there will be more than 24 million single Chinese men in 2020.
Our online editor Mark Angus shares with us his experiences of living in Shanghai and how having a Chinese girlfriend enriched his life and enhanced his understanding of Chinese culture When I first moved to Shanghai in 2007, It was never my intention to find myself a partner.A lot of Chinese women -- and their parents -- even consider a house and car as prerequisites for potential boyfriends.But these financially driven relationships do not always end happily.The University of Kent predicts that by the year 2020, 24 million men will be unmarried and unable to find a wife.
This change in marriage ideology puts the women in a higher position of power within a traditionally male-dominated society.Despite a 700-seat capacity the venue was often overcapacity, but since the change crowds have shrunk by as much as half.