Makes sense. Chinese millennials are facing a serious Wife Shortage; why wouldn't these women enjoy being single and take their time choosing a husband? It's not as though they don't know that they're in a high-demand-low-supply situation.
Chinese society also has fairly traditional gender roles, so committing to a marriage would mean dealing with those. So the longer you put it away the longer you get to.keep your freedom
Yea until you are considered too old to marry and unwanted by a large part of the chinese society... that is a thing there, over 30 and for many men, you are too old.
Hopefully that will come to change (and this article shows the transition is undwrway), but it can be a risky gamble.
[–]J4yJ4m [ ]
Given the insane genger ratio I'm pretty sure that's going to change quickly. In the end we are talking about ~35 million chinese men who won't even have a chance to find a wife - though waiting very long may of course alter the potential choices. That on the other hand isn't really a chinese problem but one that most "western women" who wait longer face as well.
[–]Dunder_Chingis [ ]
Jesus Christ 35 million? That's a fucking powder keg waiting to go off right there.
[–]MetatronStoleMyBike [ ]
It’s a revolutionary army
[–]Hans_Klopeks_Beard [ ]
It's already gone off. Chinese men are in Africa knocking up the women there. So the African men that can't compete with the Chinese are leaving for Europe.
[–]smellyorange [ ]
I'm calling bullshit on this claim, cite some sources or gtfo
[–]Necrodancer123 [ ]
Some will probably settle and not have children. I think it would be fine if those 35 million single men just wanted a partner, but cultural values in China are completely different. Those 35 million single men aren’t just looking for a wife but also a mother to their children. In all likelihood, women in the article are going to get a hard pass because they’re considered too old for kids while the selection pressure for younger women will grow even larger in the decades to come.
You sound like someone who is not familiar with Chinese society at all, the new generation is anything but traditional, ask any Chinese girl if they'd put up with any gender roles.
Okay... they still have to deal with the expectations of their in-laws and family. You’re right in that the younger generation themselves are culturally changing, which is why women are choosing to delay getting married.
[–]mankstar [ ]
That’s not why Chinese women are delaying marriage.
Married women are expected to care for her husbands parents as well as her husband, and any children conceived. That’s a whole lot of responsibility for what exactly? They could have their own career, money and housing, so why would anyone truly want that much responsibility thrust upon them before the age of 25?