My boyfriend appeared at the right time, and he had the right economic profile," Ji says. But it didn't take long for the marriage to fall apart, and three years later Ji filed for divorce.
Part of the problem, she realized, was how she went about finding a partner.
On the way to the park, Dela Cruz asked his instructor how the Chinese court, which led to the instructor spilling the beans on the surprise.
She explained to Dela Cruz and his classmates the act of matchmaking at the Marriage Market.
According to a study by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, there will be more than 24 million single Chinese men in 2020.
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So at 28, she hastily tied the knot with a boyfriend. They nagged me about being single every day, and it was very annoying.
When she was younger, Ji's requirements for a spouse were focused on practical matters, like income, family background, height, and education. "My parents told me to get married first, and that love can be nurtured later," says Ji.
Marriage based on economic status is normal in China.
A lot of Chinese women -- and their parents -- even consider a house and car as prerequisites for potential boyfriends.
But these financially driven relationships do not always end happily.