China’s one-child policy ended in 2015 (well sort of, under the new plan, families can have two children if one parent, rather than both parents, was an only child), and now experts are saying that in the next few decades there will be 30-million more men than women.
Because of the huge gender gap, there’s fear these men will be “lonely bachelors” and women are being urged to lower their standards. It's part of an effort to increase the birth rate in China and balance the genders. The “Sichuan Daily” newspaper feels marriage is really just about tolerating one another anyway.
“Marriage is a process of tolerating each other and it’s impossible that everything goes your way,” said the newspaper. “Change your attitude, return to the reality. Maybe there’ll be some imperfection, but your life will be full for it.” Women are blamed for “being too fussy” about choosing a mate and have “idealized love.” They’re not settling for a “less okay person.”
- China has even seen a decline in marriages by 6.7% in 2016. The number of births has fallen by 630,000 in 2017. So what can be done about all of these bachelors? The Youth League is holding matchmaking events and one province has even started a project to subsidize wedding costs.
Source: The Sun