In fact, so undeniable is the rise of women in China that there is even a phrase for their sudden blossoming: ) is on the way down.But there’s one thing that’s holding them back – and even making them ditch their careers altogether – and that’s the fear of being single.
“The traditional Chinese dating culture is as soon as someone asks you out for a cup of coffee, you’re exclusive, that you should just date this one person,” she said.
But if you're a man, be prepared - you'll still likely be footing the bill on all first dates.
At least that's the sentiment of 2,667 respondents surveyed by 2Red Beans, an online dating website for overseas Chinese. “I think it’s from the influence of western culture,” Zhao told NBC News.
China’s 'leftover women’ are considered on the shelf if they're still single at 28 In case you hadn’t noticed, Chinese women have become quite a force to be reckoned with in recent years.
According to Forbes magazine, 11 of the 20 richest self-made women in the world are Chinese, and now 19 per cent of Chinese women in management positions are CEOs, the second highest percentage worldwide (after Thailand’s 30 per cent).