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#1 Yeah, the leftover women (shengnu) have incredibly high standards and demand a ridiculously high price. The few men out there who meet her standards would never want a crazy shengnu for a wife. So, they're left to stew in their own juices. I know a story where a couple broke up before the wedding not because the man didn't own an apartment, he wouldn't sell and then buy a newer, more expensive apartment that was closer to her parents.
A lot of them would rather have no husband rather than a lesser husband. So be it!
Posted by gromky 2013-02-22 06:15||
#2 Supply and demand, no?
Posted by Perfesser 2013-02-22 07:06||
#3 The word for this phenom is hypergamy. The Chinese reinforce it by requiring that the groom pay a bride price to the bride's parents. For some of these women, I have to wonder if the bride price runs into the millions.
Posted by Zhang Fei 2013-02-22 07:11||
#4 Millions? Too steep for my blood. How much for an hour?
Posted by Iblis 2013-02-22 11:06||
#5 To raise the child to adulthood. Of course.
Posted by Redneck Jim 2013-02-22 12:23||
#6 And a related topic: [SHANGHAI] Sherry Sheng, a 29-year-old Shanghai policewoman, bought herself a 4,000 yuan (S$792) black fur jacket, splurging for the last time before she starts paying off the mortgage on her first home.
Ms Sheng is part of a generation of middle class that Chinese media has dubbed "fang nu", or housing slaves, a reference to the lifetime of work needed to pay off their debts. Ms Sheng, who paid 1.1 million yuan for the one-bedroom apartment on the city's western outskirts, will be using about 70 per cent of her salary to service her mortgage.
Posted by Anguper Hupomosing9418 2013-02-22 13:19||
#7 Its stereotyped as a Chinese or Asia-wide problem that is apparently also "coming to Amerika" + West???
* FREEREPUBLIC > THE LAST [Young = Youthful]GENERATION (AMERICA'S COMING DEMOGRAPHIC DISASTER).
Posted by JosephMendiola 2013-02-22 18:35||