|The recording scene of “You are the one”, a Jiangsu Satellite TV marriage dating show, on May 22, 2010. (CNS/Yao Jun)|
Baidu, one of the renowned searching engines in China, defines leftover women as a group of women who in general have reached marrying age under the social cognition, but still stay single. In Japan, they are called women of 3S - single, seventies (most of them born in seventies),and stuck.
Single, highly-educated and well-paid as they may be, they are the ones who are left behind. In this time of desperation, in what way are Chinese women struggling for love?
Blind date events, titled “dating the rich”, raise loads of public concern recently. From Beijing to Shenzhen, “dating the rich” events were held one after another, which was considered a great opportunity for “grassroot” beauties to find wealthy husbands.
The blind dates take the form of auditions, where beauties compete and show off the best side of themselves. Will they make their dreams come true, and finally live a wealthy life?
According to some agents, most of the rich men in the events are already married. Even if some are unmarried, what they really want is to find some young and pretty mistresses. Cruel but real, not many rich men would find future spouse in this way.
It is a good thing for people to find their beloved ones through blind dates, however, when love connects with money, the dates grow into a vanity fair where rich people have privileges.