原文标题：Buy a house first to marry in China
BEIJING: Marrying in China seems to have turned a Herculean task for the male fraternity with majority of the women viewing ownership of an apartment as a pre-condition to marriage, a survey has found.
In a survey, conducted on the status of marriage and relationships in China, nearly 70 percent of the women interviewed regard having an apartment as a pre-requisite for men to ask for marriage, China Daily quoted a media report as saying.
The survey of 50,383 women was released jointly by the Committee of Matchmaking Service Industries of the China Association of Social Workers and baihe.com, a matchmaking service provider.
The survey also showed that 80 percent of the single women believe only men who make more than 4,000 yuan (over $630) a month deserve to have a relationship with a woman.
It also revealed that 24.6 percent of those born after 1990 started their first love while in the middle school, and 3.3 per cent in primary schools, while the figure for those born before 1970 stood at 3.6 per cent and 0.6 per cent, respectively.
21 Jan, 2012 05:14 AM
It is not a law or rule to own a house first before getting a wife but this expectation does serve as an incentive for a man towards more responsibility and material achievement. Possibly, good for national economy.
11 Jan, 2012 08:25 AM
If man buy a house, furniture,car and necessary equipments will takecare by girl family.Why they didn't mention that.After 1980,almost every family they have only one kids.That means man will buy a house and sooner or latter he will earn another house if he stay togethere with same wife(This one not applicable all the chinese)Recent days chinese doing naked marriage which is If man and woman like each other they will get marry without any expectation both side.because these days apartement price is going so high.
10 Jan, 2012 11:39 AM
In fact, the biggest change is not the apartment, it is that the girls not want to live her husband's parents, and expressed it openly. Big family which is common in old times, is no longer popular now. That is why a new apartment is necessary.
10 Jan, 2012 06:47 AM
I have heard that, in India, when marriage, the girl's family should pay the dowry to the man. You luck India man.
avi (delhi) replies to Albert
11 Jan, 2012 02:51 PM
It is not luck but off course a curse to our country. Due to which still hundreds of girls are being killed or burnt alive.
09 Jan, 2012 11:52 AM
Of the world's top 20 women self made billionaires, more than half are Chinese - talk about gender equality in CHINA as instilled by Mao, it is showing the result.
Yazdy (Kerala) replies to Facts
09 Jan, 2012 04:58 PM
Absolutely Facts, Mao's equality had indeed brought in equality. Equally living in poverty, It is his successor who gave them the opportunity to create the half of the women Billionaires. Mao had given them only Mao Suits, that is the one way they were all equal. And equality in poverty.
FACTS replies to Yazdy
10 Jan, 2012 10:22 AM
Yes, equally living in poverty, but at least women were not poorer than men. Once Mao's successor took over, women had close to equal chance of getting rich. Otherwise, how do you explain there are more Chinese women billionaires than other countries
yui (af) replies to Yazdy
09 Jan, 2012 09:26 PM
Not true, sir! You should ask the Chinese women on this. Mao definitely made a lot of mistakes, but his achievement in liberating and empowering Chinese women is undeniable.
09 Jan, 2012 10:49 AM
As long as they had the socialist economic policies, they were slaves, today, the women are having a choice. "Only those men who earn more than 4000 yuan a month deserve to get into a relationship" is what they claim. Viva La Capitalism.
09 Jan, 2012 08:21 AM
Well done! Chinese women are smart!
50 cents bridgade (Malaysia)
08 Jan, 2012 12:29 PM
haha, try Singapore, you need the 7 C to get married. 1. Diamond in Carat 2. A Car 3. A Condo 4. A Career 5. Cash 6. Credit Card 7. Club Membership Bet that! Worst still Singaporean girls are the worst looking girls I have ever met. I rather take the Chinese. They only want a Condo, I have 2 condos.
Sharizat (Gemas) replies to 50 cents bridgade
13 Jan, 2012 03:18 PM
No way man, you have only 50 cts. Is your condo an upmarket cowshed ?
Indian (India) replies to 50 cents bridgade
09 Jan, 2012 10:15 AM
Have you looked at yourself in the mirror lately? If you can't afford a mirror, it's probably for the best, else you'll be shocked at the ugly fool staring back