Given that men outnumber women in China by a reasonable margin, you would think that women would have an easy time picking out mates. According to projections by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, this year will see 23 million more Chinese men of marriageable age than women.
The fault mostly lies with gender-specific abortions in a culture that still values male babies over female.
A while back, we talked about why it is that so many educated women in urban centers can’t find a man (Sexless in The City).
It is humiliating for a Chinese man to be married to a woman with a higher or even equal income.
Instead, men prefer to marry women slightly below them on the social ladder.