“The government hasn’t done much,” said To, a part-time lecturer at University of Hong Kong’s Department of Sociology.“People marrying at an older age will lead to fewer or no children, and hence an ageing population.” To said the high economic pressure faced by those living in Hong Kong had also put many off having children, and suggested that the government give tax deductions to married couples and people with child dependents.
“The Hong Kong government is the only government that is not involved in matchmaking, and I wish it would be,” said Ng, who has worked in the industry for over 10 years.
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The trend has driven more and more women in the city to look for life partners on the mainland, despite political conflicts between both sides, the census report showed.
In 2016, some 7,626 Hong Kong women married mainland Chinese men, making up a third (33.3 per cent) of cross-border marriages.
The desperation of ‘leftover’ women Being single hit Mary particularly hard when she turned 30 last year, a “watershed” that she had been dreading for some time. “All my girl friends are naturally having fun with their loved ones.
“It is quite hard on festivals such as Christmas or St Valentine’s, when this world seems to assume you should not be alone. “It has come to the stage where my girl friends are married, some of them even have kids. I’m starting to worry that by the time I’ve found the right guy, I might be too old to give birth and raise children.” Mary’s parents were anxious too.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.Once, they set up a casual blind date for her with the son of a family friend. Apparently the guy was forced to go too.” Not having met any suitable men in work circles, and not being an outgoing person by nature, Mary decided to go speed dating.The two families went for together, with the seniors eagerly engaging in conversation on behalf of their juniors, who obviously did not click. In addition, she sought to expand her social circle by taking classes after work.She also tried dating apps and online dating sites because of their popularity.