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And the People's Park marriage market isn't for the casual love-seeker; it's an atmosphere of transaction, one that these parents have down to a science.
Parents bring along a single sheet of paper containing vital statistics on their child — age, occupation, education, and property ownership are all musts.
Hu said she got more than 20 dating inquiries that evening, but nothing promising came of them."I had nothing in common with these men who work in IT," Hu told Refinery29.
"I'd try to break the ice and talk about my work, but they haven't the slightest idea who Tommy Hilfiger or Ralph Lauren is."For Dani Zhang, a 32-year-old civil servant, the pressure has come to a tipping point.
Armed with colorful umbrellas and stools, they set up camp along the labyrinth of walkways, rarely looking up from their newspapers or knitting yarn.
These men have their own unflattering nickname — And according to Fincher, that means ruling out a large subset of men with low regard for women and chauvinistic ideals — summed up as "straight men cancer" in Chinese social media slang.One major "symptom" of "straight men cancer" is the notion that these women are single because they are holding out for a wealthy husband, according to Jem Yuan, a co-founder of S Club, a social group that organizes get togethers for single women."These men usually lack introspectiveness," Yuan said.