“It’s quite hard to meet the right kind of guys, and there’s a lot of competition so you do feel a certain pressure to try extra things to make yourself stand out.” With the gender imbalance predicted to worsen over the next decade, such measures are only going to become more popular.
Journalists and academics complained that the show promoted narcissism, reinforced gender stereotypes, and stigmatized older, single women, but for many Hong Kong citizens it proved to be compelling viewing.
“Hong Kong women are highly qualified and independent, but the marriage norm of men marrying down and women marrying up has remained largely intact.
So some men may be unable to find a local wife due to their comparative socioeconomic disadvantages.
apartment in Hong Kong is US,237 (HK,197) – probably before the latest near 20 percent year-to-date home price surge – or 6.5 percent below San Francisco’s US,449 but nearly 10 times Bangalore’s US6.
Even if you settle for the cheapest, roach-infested hotel in town, chances are you have to queue for at least one hour before you can get a room, by which time you and your partner probably have lost all the tender feelings you have for each other that brought you there in the first place.