“When you came on stage you looked like a noodle,” a third woman tells the slim young man in front of her.
“Sorry.” Bold, blunt and deliciously weird, China’s biggest TV dating show is wildly popular in the one market where the show is broadcast for an English-speaking audience: Australia.
Yet when Yu’s three-decade-long marriage broke up because of her husband’s infidelity and new fatherhood, she was the one who initiated the divorce. With the increase of “leftover” men in China, the tides seem to have turned, empowering Chinese women who seek marriage partners.
“I no longer think women can just stay at home and so-called ‘take care of the family,’” she said. However, this sense of empowerment is only reserved for those with greater socioeconomic status, and even then only to a certain extent.
For me, China has always been a hard market to crack.
I’ve marketed several mobile apps in European and US markets, and my apps have been featured many times in the App Stores in Russia, Israel, Spain, Germany and the US.
Attitudes are changing,” said Yong Cai, a sociologist and population expert at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.