Single women older than 27 are often defined as “leftover women” in Chinese media.Although there are around 20 million more men under 30 than women under 30 (Fincher 2014, 4), there is still a general conception that women over 30 are “too old” to get married ( Earlier this year, Taiwanese actress Liu Ruoying published a book about finding love after 41.And then there was a comment I once heard a stand-up comic make: “I recently joined a charitable organization. They’d probably order surf and turf — and an extra entrée to go.
It happens to be the only house I own, but it’s a nice house. But they were three for , so I don’t think that counts.
But the field is already pretty crowded, with some 3,900 companies running dating sites, according to research firm IBISWorld. The Millionaire Match app is more pricey; it has, after all, a “No Riff Raff Policy.” (The app spells it as two words, as the rapper does, but the policy has nothing to do with him.) “Members have to specify their annual income and we remove dozens of profiles every day of the week,” its publicist wrote.
Several things came to mind before I started “research” for this column.
The first was Groucho Marx, who famously said, “I don’t want to belong to any club that will accept me as a member.” Groucho apparently reveled in his riffraff-ism, as I do on most occasions, especially if it gets me out of wearing a suit.
Would I want to be a member of Millionaire even if it would let me in? Imagine what an easy mark I’d become if those hungry women thought I was rich.
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