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More couples had managed to put aside their political differences as well.
“In the past, Hong Kong women might have been less inclined to marry mainland Chinese men, but in recent years the cultural and socio-economic gap has been narrowed,” Chan added.
Now she runs a high-traffic blog (Singlefied.com) addressing many of her clients' most burning questions, splitting her time between New York and China’s capital.
We asked her about yellow fever, bad first impressions and the best place to take a girl out on a date in Beijing. There are two dating scenes: expat dating and local dating. The way the locals treat the Fuwuyuan is awful, People beating the waitress because of 20 RMB, spitting, throwing chairs and cups! Where's the romance, the love if it's just about numbers?
Chan said that long working hours, the slow increase in incomes for the younger generation and rocketing property prices were among the reasons people hesitated to marry and have children.
This Beijing native became a dating coach upon the request of male friends.
Mary, 31, a frequent speed dater in Hong Kong, has never had a boyfriend, after spending five years being repeatedly disappointed as she searched for her Mr Right.
Speaking on the condition she could use a pseudonym, Mary said she felt hopeless over the trend of women being “leftover” in the city because they outnumbered the men, a situation worsened by factors such as a falling marriage rate due to high housing prices and long working hours discouraging singletons from going on dates.
Social impact The city has seen a decline in fertility rates over the past 33 years, according to a census report released in 2015.
In 2014, only 62,305 babies were born in Hong Kong, compared to 86,751 births in 1981.
In Hong Kong, the gender ratio has become increasingly skewed, with just 852 males to every 1,000 females, compared with 911 to 1,000 a decade ago.