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By Ma Chi | chinadaily.com.cn | Updated:2017-01-25 16:48A blind date in Shanghai tries to bring singles together through needlework, Nov 28, 2016. [Photo/IC]As the Lunar New Year approaches, more Chinese men and women are bracing themselves for questions about their unmarried status from nagging parents.Thats because the expanding gap between the male and female population has led to an increasing number of singles.The gender ratio on the Chinese mainland was 105 men to 100 women at the end of 2016, according to data published by the National Bureau of Statistics on Jan 20.The proportion of singles in the total population has nearly doubled from 7.8 percent in 2004 to 14.9 percent in 2014.If you are one of them, we suggest having a look at what Chinese men and women look for in their partners in terms of region.More than half of Chinese men and women tend to choose a spouse from the same province, according to consultant firm Dataway.Geographically, women from Southwest Chinas Sichuan province are the most sought-after marriage partners.Sichuan women are considered beautiful because they have fair skin thanks to the areas warm and humid climate, said a youth.com report.On the flip side, men from Guangdong province, Beijing and Shanghai municipalities are the most favorable male partners, according to dating website Jiayuan.Beijing males are famous for their enthusiasm, sense of humor, and loyalty to friends, while their Shanghai counterparts are gentle, respectful to females and always put family first, the report stated.As for men from Guangdong province, they are smart, adventurous and practical, and have a sound financial position. All these characteristics contribute to a long-lasting marriage, Zhang Jiarui, a relationship expert, said.Previous Page1 2 Next PagePrevious Page1 2 Next PageRelated StoriesLove and marriage loom over festivalStingy vs lavish: Singles reveal top issue in pressures of marriageDark side of the biz-tech marriage shadows consumersAre men less capable of being faithful in marriage?Fate that built a five-star marriageChinese public demands revision of marriage law to protect womenPhotoDitching ice skates for wheels on the hockey rinkPeople across China greet upcoming Spring FestivalIce bar opens in ShenyangMountain Spiderman collects garbage at a cliffPremier Li visits traditional Chinese medicine manufacturerChinese photo-editing app Meitu clicks in WestLatestSingle this Spring Festival? The good news is youre not aloneBeach city Sanya makes New York Times top destinations listHalf Chinese cities plagued by air pollutionChinas poverty relief project brings jobs to middle-aged villagersChina encourages graduates to work in northeast rustbeltState Council NewsPremier: Wages of migrant workers should not be delayedState Council approves western development plan for 2016-2020ExclusiveAIDS, a disease that can be stoppedHigh-speed, high-tech: Alleviating travelers during Spring Festival travel rushChunyun: The largest human migration in the worldEditors picksGender roles changing as girls outperform boysEnsuring a happy new year for Chinas poorest peopleTen photos you dont wanna missTen photos from around China: Jan 13 – 19SpecialSpring Festival travel rushDiscovering FujianBACK TO THE TOPHOMECHINAWORLDBUSINESSLIFESTYLECULTURETRAVELWATCHTHISSPORTSOPINIONREGIONALFORUMNEWSPAPERChina Daily PDFChina Daily E-paperMOBILECopyright 1995 -var oTime = new Date();
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