Money makes the world go round for Beijing’s singles
Updated: 2015-08-06 16:19
Single people at a blind date in Shangqiu, Central China's Henan province, Jan 1, 2015. [Photo by Ma Yu/Asianewsphoto]
Beijing has the most wealthy single people in the country, according to a survey by one of China's leading matchmaking websites with more than 80 million users, the Beijing News reported.
Zhenai.com targeted those earning at least double the average wage in their respective cities and found most were born in the 1980s.
The capital came top for the number of singles earning more than 50,000 yuan ($8,000) a month, followed by Shenzhen, Shanghai and Guangzhou but did not provide other figures.
Most wealthy single men work in the manufacturing, internet and financial industries while wealthy single women work in finance and education, the survey revealed.
Occupations vary for those earning more than 50,000 yuan per month according to age - most post-60s (those born in the 1960s) singles work in manufacturing, post-70s in service, post-80s in finance and post-90s are freelancers.
The survey also found that wealthy singles in second-tier cities like to accumulate money in their bank accounts. Chengdu topped the number of singles with at least 500,000 yuan in savings, followed by Chongqing and Nanjing.
More than half also said they were "waiting for true love", while 22.9 per cent said that they were too busy and did not have the time for dating.
The vast majority said they paid more attention to their partners' moral qualities than their appearance.