The word refers to women who don’t get married by 27, and are then considered “leftover” or “cast aside,” essentially undesirable.However, this presents a problem for the growing number of Chinese women following their own careers.For this reason, Beijing boyfriends are described as being some of the "most understanding" and "most compassionate" men in China, whereas male partners from Chongqing, Suzhou, and Guangzhou have been criticized for being "overly proud" due to their unwillingness to make up after an argument. Beijing men are also more accommodating towards their partners in terms of money.
A contestant from the first episode was rejected for holding a master’s degree, deemed too high when compared to her potential boyfriend’s level of education, while in the second episode one woman worries in the side room that a male contestant won’t have a higher degree than her, a fear not echoed by any male contestant.
Many people love to marry someone more intelligent, more accomplished than themselves, but exceptions abound in China. One female contestant on the first episode was passed over by a set of parents for being 40-years-old and divorced.
Their son was quite enthralled by her, but even his pleas couldn’t override his parents’ veto.
Then on the third episode, a female contestant fails to even attract the approval of three families at the start when it becomes clear that her reported age of 26 was a bit of an underestimate.
If you’ve never found a connection on Tinder, this new dating site might just solve that―but it’s only for Filipino-Chinese users.
is a newly launched website where single Chinoys all over the world can find “new connections and interactions.” You might’ve even seen their ads on your Facebook sidebars a few times, and nope, it’s not a spam account.The show has already received no small amount of negative feedback online, accused of being a “step backwards for Chinese society," with some netizens saying it amounts to arranged marriage with new packaging.However, as China continues its modernization and old often gives way to new, the show’s apparent support for a more conservative, traditional take on dating gives us some insight into parts of Chinese society that the average expat might not encounter.READ: The Party's Over: Beijing No Longer the Singles' Capital of China At the same time, Chinese men agree that it's their responsibility to provide for their girlfriends.Over a third of Chinese believe they should earn twice as much as their spouse, while over two-thirds believe that it is the responsibility of Chinese boyfriends to pay for everything on a date, of which nearly three-quarters of both Chinese men and women believe should be between 1,000 and 2,000 yuan, or a quarter of their monthly salary.It's not explicitly mentioned that these men resolve their differences with their girlfriends by apologizing, but it remains that 28 percent of women in the survey never attempt to conciliate with their boyfriends.