85% of young Chinese pressured by family to marry – Survey

“I plan to get married before 30, but my parents are always asking me to find a boyfriend soon, it makes me anxious whenever they push me,” Hou Weiwei, 25 said.

More than 85 per cent of young Chinese have been pushed by older family members to get married, a survey by China Youth Daily reported on Thursday.
Over 69 per cent survey said that they felt pressure when being pushed.
“I plan to get married before 30, but my parents are always asking me to find a boyfriend soon, it makes me anxious whenever they push me,” Hou Weiwei, 25 said.
The survey showed nearly half of respondents are reluctant to chat with their parents because their parents mentioned marriage so frequently.
Over 32 per cent are increasingly unwilling to go home, and over 26 per cent have doubts about themselves.
Ling Zi, member of Zhejiang Mental Health Association, said that both parents and their children should receive education about marriage.
Ling said: “Young people should tie the knot after knowing their partners well, instead of rushing into a marriage because of age.”
The survey questioned 1,984 people who had reached or were over the legal age for marriage in China, 22 for men and 20 for women.
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