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Top 11 careers of undesirable singles in China

By Gao Yinan (People's Daily Online)    14:26, October 30, 2015

Civil servants, highly-admired in the past, topped the list of 11 Careers in China that Prospective Partners Shun the Most, which was released by the Chinese Single People's Association before the Singles' Day, also known as Double-11 festival, which falls annually on November 11. 

Some jobs which appear would appear to be decent in the eyes of the public, such as singers, TV anchors, lawyers, reporters and flight attendants, are also on the list, sparking a great deal of debate on the Internet.

According to the Zhang Yiyi, who calls himself the president of the association, civil servants are considered the most undesirable by partners, as they face life pressures due to low salaries amid graft crackdowns.

Deliverymen ranked number two, for the reason that most of them left their hometowns in the countryside to work and live in far-away cities and spent nearly all the holidays busy with deliveries. They often work overtime and have no holidays, so that they have no time to go on dates.

Flight attendants came in at number three, followed by poets and writers. Despite the intensive work of flying from one play to another, most flight attendants have good figures and looks, which gives them more chance to get rid of their single status than people with other jobs.

In modern times, smart phones have become people's major reading tool and fewer and fewer young people like reading, so that it is ordinary for writers to remain single, even some established writers such as Guo Jingming, Jiang Fangzhou and Kong Ergou.

Occupations in show business, including singers, actors and actresses, models and hosts, are voted fifth. Because "there are too many separations and reunions in the entertainment circle and although some singers gain both fame and wealth after becoming renowned, most of them still remain single".

Computer programmers are in sixth place, only one place higher than migrant workers. Cooks ranked at number eight, surprisingly one place higher than reporters and editors, who work around the clock.

Painters and calligraphy writers who struggle to achieve fame are at ninth place. Doctors and nurses last, as they could easily become targets of violence. 

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