Attitudes are changing,” said Yong Cai, a sociologist and population expert at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
Cai also said that it has become acceptable to marry someone whose earnings are less than your own.
“I know it sounds crazy, but in China, despite having more than 37 million [single] men, we can’t get married.
Girls are still being discriminated against very much by the age,” wrote Don in a passionate e-mail response.
The standards of finding the right match may be based upon (but not limited to) age, In many parents' eyes, parent matchmaking gatherings such as the Shanghai Marriage Market are the only way to uphold a traditional dating style for their children in modern China.