So at 28, she hastily tied the knot with a boyfriend. They nagged me about being single every day, and it was very annoying.
My boyfriend appeared at the right time, and he had the right economic profile," Ji says. But it didn't take long for the marriage to fall apart, and three years later Ji filed for divorce.
That person with whom you've made eye contact for longer than normal on the metro is not your soulmate.
Nowadays, you're lucky if you can get someone to look up from their phone to even give you the time of day. In fact, in Shanghai, there are several apps for that.
Dating is big business in China, a country that is reputedly home to some 180 million single people.
Early this year the founder of one of China’s biggest online dating sites – – told local television his company was making annual profits of around £20 million from its 36 million registered users.
Part of the problem, she realized, was how she went about finding a partner.
When she was younger, Ji's requirements for a spouse were focused on practical matters, like income, family background, height, and education. "My parents told me to get married first, and that love can be nurtured later," says Ji.
Figures will be based on the number of people who have started dating or married someone they met through local matchmaking agencies, said Zhou Juemin, director of the Shanghai Matchmaking Association.But China’s super-rich women are facing problems of their own, said Mr Du, not least finding time to scout for would-be husbands.“They are very busy, of course, so they don’t have much time to meet the ideal date.Once you download the app, it asks you to upload your school graduation certificate along with your respective grade. You will also need proof that you own a property and a car.As a single, educated Chinese woman approaching 30, Nancy Ji felt tremendous stress from her parents to get married.They want a good wife and a good mother but they don’t necessarily want a successful women because [they think she] will spend lots of time on business [but] not on the family.