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The Startling Plight of China’s Leftover Ladies

April 27, 2012

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China’s men far outnumber women. So why is it so hard to find a good husband? BY CHRISTINA LARSON | MAY/JUNE 2012 The Spicy Love Doctor was running late. A well-heeled crowd one recent Sunday afternoon had packed into the second-floor lounge of Beijing’s Trends Building — home to the publishing offices of several glossy […]

China’s village of the bachelors: no wives in sight in remote settlement

September 4, 2011

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Surplus of males caused by preference for sons means poor subsistence farmers have no chance of finding a mate Tania Branigan in Banzhushan, Hunan guardian.co.uk, Friday 2 September Duan Biansheng, one of many unmarried men in the ‘bachelor village’ of Banzhushan in Hunan province. Photograph: Tania Branigan He wants a wife, of course. But ask […]

China’s village of the bachelors: no wives in sight in remote settlement

September 4, 2011

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Surplus of males caused by preference for sons means poor subsistence farmers have no chance of finding a mate Tania Branigan in Banzhushan, Hunan guardian.co.uk, Friday 2 September Duan Biansheng, one of many unmarried men in the ‘bachelor village’ of Banzhushan in Hunan province. Photograph: Tania Branigan He wants a wife, of course. But ask […]

More women in EA delaying sex, marriage as schooling chances improve

September 4, 2011

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Demographic and health surveys conducted in the region lend credence to the belief that education is the number one factor that will influence when a woman gets married and when she starts having children By Christine Mungai Posted Saturday, September 3 2011 It’s a fact most of us are familiar with through intuition or anecdotes […]

More women in EA delaying sex, marriage as schooling chances improve

September 4, 2011

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Demographic and health surveys conducted in the region lend credence to the belief that education is the number one factor that will influence when a woman gets married and when she starts having children By Christine Mungai Posted Saturday, September 3 2011 It’s a fact most of us are familiar with through intuition or anecdotes […]

She’s a hard road to find the perfect man

August 21, 2011

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PETER MEECHAMSINGLE SEARCHERS: From left, Jess Mills, Karina Abadia, Indigo McLaughlin and Aidee Walker talk about the trials and tribulations of finding a partner in a man drought. The man drought has deepened in New Zealand and new research suggests single women are making it hard to find Mr Right by setting their sights too […]

She’s a hard road to find the perfect man

August 21, 2011

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PETER MEECHAMSINGLE SEARCHERS: From left, Jess Mills, Karina Abadia, Indigo McLaughlin and Aidee Walker talk about the trials and tribulations of finding a partner in a man drought. The man drought has deepened in New Zealand and new research suggests single women are making it hard to find Mr Right by setting their sights too […]