15 Nov '11, 6am

Looking for love: Thousands pay to take part in Shanghai's largest-ever matchmaking party

Looking for love: Thousands pay to take part in Shanghai's largest-ever matchmaking party

The odds favoured the men as thousands gathered to look for love in Shanghai at the eastern Chinese city's largest-ever matchmaking party, paying for the privilege of searching for their other half. -- PHOTO: AP SHANGHAI (REUTERS) - The odds favoured the men as thousands gathered to look for love in Shanghai at the eastern Chinese city's largest-ever matchmaking party, paying for the privilege of searching for their other half. Census data shows a rise in the percentage of older single women over the last decade, while the percentage of older single men has fallen, according to the China Daily - which experts said might be due to increasingly choosy women unwilling to settle for men with inferior education and living standards. Organisers said there were three women for every two men, with 6,000 tickets sold to single woman and 4,000 to men. 'These days, girls are much mor...

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/BreakingNews/Asia/Story/STISt...

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