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Survey: Men are more 'hasty' in love

(People's Daily Online)

10:35, December 29, 2012


2012-2013 Survey Report on Marriage Attitudes of Chinese Young Men and Women was recently released. In the report, it shows that the number of the non-married population aged over 18 has reached 249 million. In marriage attitudes, men seem more "radical" than women. With the gradual opening of socialization, their "virgin complex” has somewhat weakened. More than 70 percent of unmarried men and women admitted that they had sexual experiences, and women’s independence has grown stronger.

Men seem more "hasty" in love.

The number of the non-married population aged over 18 has reached 249 million. In China, the male to female ratio in the population group that was born in the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s was imbalanced. Of those who were born in the 1970s, the proportion of the non-married male and female is over 2-to-1.

In choosing their future mates, men seem more "hasty" than women. Generally, men think that on the average, a duration of 11.4 months’ contact starting from their first date is long enough for them to get married; however, in women’s views, they think the duration should be 13.3 months.

Data show that men in the 30-39 age group, about 11.96 million, are in the non-marital status, and they are more inclined to find women younger than themselves as their companions. The survey also revealed that more than 70 percent of the women in the 18-25 age group have the "uncle complex”, hoping to find male companions 10 years older than themselves. This result means that great pressure will continue to increase for the men born in the 1980s and 1990s in choosing their companions.

Over 70 percent of men and women have premarital sex

With the deepening degree of openness of society, Chinese men and women have adopted a more open attitude toward sex. According to the respondents in the survey, 84 percent of single men and 73 percent of single women have had sexual experience. Therefore, the "virgin complex” is no longer the main obstacle in their love. The survey report shows that in the sexual life, women are still more conservative than men. The report shows that up to 86 percent of men are willing to live together with his girlfriend before getting married, but only 36 percent of women are willing to do so.

Speaking of marriage, men’s attitude is obvious more cautious than women. Most men hope that their future companion has only loved once or twice; 17 percent of men hope their future companion has no love experience. However, women are totally different for this matter. In their eyes, they consider those men who have much love experience tend to know better about women, so they prefer to accept those mature men with no less than three times love experience.

Women are more independent

The survey report shows that compared with the past, modern women’s awareness of independence is increasingly strengthened. 39 percent of women have explicitly expressed their reluctance to be housewives. As for the wage card of the spouse, 98 percent of women said they would not take the initiative to ask for his wage card, of which, 30 percent expressed that they would not take it even though he took the initiative to hand it in.

When asked about their attitude toward house and car, women showed more concerned than men. 66 percent of men think that the possession of a house and a car is not a necessary condition of getting married. However, 52 percent of women think that the possession of a house is a necessary condition for getting married.

Read the Chinese version: 超七成未婚男女有过性经历 年轻女性偏爱“大叔”; Source: People's Daily Online

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