Going by the statistics, while the average marriage age is rising, belief in marriage is yet very much prevalent, ubiquitous and customary amongst the Chinese.
Research also says, that over 99 percent of women in 35-39 have married at least once.
If you're interested in meeting people of Chinese background, you have many options.
People who live in ethnically diverse cities will have many chances to meet and talk with people who are Chinese or Chinese-American.
Yes, even today aged women visit the colorful market, scan through the personal ads, consult the match-makers and also engage in serious conversation with fellow parent who visit to find a match for their unwed grown children.
There are these marriage markets a logical consequence of traditional Chinese matchmaking practice, where families take the initiative of getting the singles in the house find an eligible match and get married.
Wondering what happened to the traditional marriage market at the main gate of People’s Park after the trending online dating sites?
Well, at the heart of Shanghai, the marriage market can yet be witnessed with oceans of people, elbowing each other to check the ‘singles’ offered.
Still, there are some attitudes about dating that are common among the Chinese. In the United States, we're used to the idea that we make our own choices about whom we date and whom we marry.
Most singles look for the monthly income status in their potential partner, quite reasonably as the cost of living, has increased.
The online dating sites are quite skilled in adopting the old Chinese courtship conventions and modernizing them online.
You'll meet people who were born in the United States and have never lived in China, but who still follow traditional Chinese culture.
You'll also find people who moved here as adults but are completely comfortable with American-style dating.
The traditional demands are still a significant pedigree, which is even followed in the online dating market.