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August 5, 2013

Finding husbands is tough for China’s ‘leftover ladies’ – if they even want them

In a society with a growing number of women seeking education, many urban Chinese women are postponing marriage to have careers, which has many parents going to extreme measures, such as the "marriage market" in People’s Square, to pair up their sons and daughters. Many of these women have a difficult time finding partners: Many Chinese men would rather be with young women who are less successful than they are, according to Xu Anqi, of the Family Study Center at Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences.

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