Men around 30 years old are more popular among single women than those at other age level, according to a survey conducted by Beijing Normal University, CCW Research and a friend-making Website Baihe.com, the Beijing Morning Post reported today.
The one-year survey was conducted from August, 2006 via street interviews, deep interviews and online questionnaires, covering more than two million people, the report said.
About 80 percent of the female respondents said men who are 30 or 31 were the best marriage partners.
About 65 percent of male respondents said women who are 25 years old would be ideal for marriage, while only 12.5 percent said they could accept women over the age of 35 as their wives, the survey said.
However, one-third of the female respondents said they were willing to marry a man over 35, and 15.2 percent could accept a man over 40, according to the survey.
(Shanghai Daily September 4, 2007)