24 Million Bachelors in China Can’t Find a Chinese Wife

December 10, 20150 Comments

Can you imagine more men than there are in Spain, all desperate, but unable, to find a wife? That’s how many Chinese men may never be able to marry – all 24 million of them!

This is the product of China’s one-child policy, that led to sex-specific abortions in a culture that still strongly values male children much more than females.

This massive gender imbalance potentially makes China a very lucrative market for online dating websites. The only trouble is that a very large portion of these eligible bachelors live in rural areas without online access.

So you can sleep easy! You don’t need to fear any serious competition from a swarm of Chinese men any time soon, as you look for love online!

In fact, we are surprised with how many Chinese women advertise themselves to males overseas through many of the agencies present in China. One US firm is currentlly russian some romance tours to Shenzhen, China to meet some of these lovely ladies. And they are not all young and just out of school. Many of these ladies are divorced middle aged ladies looking for love in a different place. And I have to say, middle aged Chinese women have really taken good care of themselves. Many are quite beautiful at 50 years old.

So, there could be another reason Chinese men may have trouble finding a Chinese bride – they are leaving China to join up with western men. Read our Trophy Brides post for more on this.

No Wives For 24 Million Chinese Men

As many as 24 million eligible bachelors in China may never be able to marry because of a lack of women in the country.

New stats from the State-backed Chinese Academy of Social Sciences show there has been no let up in China’s 20-year-old gender imbalance.

Authorities say the normal male-female ratio is between 103-107 males for every 100 females. But the latest figures show that in 2005, there were 119 boys for every 100 girls in China. The study said that in some areas the ratio was as high as 130-100.

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The study pointed to sex-specific abortions as a major factor in the skewed population of 1.3 billion, where a cultural preference for male children persists.

While noting that there were complex factors involved, the study said that “sex-specific abortions remained extremely commonplace, especially in rural areas”.

The study said a key factor leading to the imbalance was the nation’s family-planning policy, which restricts the number of children citizens may have. They also cited an insufficient social security system which led parents to prefer male offspring because of their greater earning potential.

Researchers said the figures suggested there would be problems for men with lower incomes in finding spouses, as well as a burgeoning age gap between partners.

Wang Yuesheng, one of the researchers involved, said men in poorer parts of the country would either be forced to remain single forever or to accept marriage late in life.

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“The chance of getting married will be rare if a man is more than 40 years old in the countryside. They will be more dependent on social security as they age and have fewer household resources to rely on,” Wang said.

Abductions and trafficking of women are said to be “rampant” in areas with excess numbers of men, while illegal marriages and forced prostitution were also major problems in those areas.

The study urged the Chinese government to relax the so-called “one-child” policy and study the possibility of encouraging “cross-country marriages”.

China first implemented its population control policy in 1979, generally limiting families to one child, with some exceptions for rural farmers, ethnic minorities and other groups.

It has said the policy has averted 400 million births.

Researchers said the gender imbalance problem first cropped up in the late 1980s when the use of ultrasound technology became more prevalent, allowing women to easily determine the sex of their fetus. No Wives For 24 Million Chinese Men.

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