Single women living in China can take leave from work to find love

Single women living in China can take leave from work to find love

- Women who are in their late twenties and are still single in China are shamed for not being in relationships or married yet

- A company called Song Dynasty Town in China gives their employees who are single the chance to take leave so they can find love

- Chinese women who are not married by the time they have reached their late twenties are labelled "Sheng nu" which means "leftover women"

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A company in Shanghai, China called Song Dynasty Town gives their single women employees who are over the age of 30 leave so they can go out and find love. The company gives their single ladies an extra eight days of leave to date over the New Year holiday, which is a peak time for blind dates.

Once women reach their late twenties or enter their thirties and are still without a partner, they are usually put under pressure to find lovers. But in China, the pressure seems to be even more intense.

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Chinese women who are not married by the time they reach their late twenties are labelled "Sheng nu", which translates to "leftover women". This suggests that women who are single at this age were not "good enough" to be married by that time.

Single women living in China can take leave from work to find love

Single women living in China can take leave from work to find love. Women who are still single in their late twenties are labelled "leftover women". (Photo by Robert Alexander/Getty Images)
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The Washington Post reported that "leftover women" made their careers a priority, but sometimes find themselves creating fake stories about having a man in their life. Others would ask their employers to give them more work so they could avoid going home without a partner for the holidays.

There has even been a spike in women getting treatment for anxiety because of this.

Emily Liu, who is 31-years-old expressed to the Washington Post how she was afraid of going home because she doesn't have someone yet.

"My parents say, 'your classmates have children, you don't even have a boyfriend.' This is the only topic when I am home," she said.
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The solution to the "problem" of Chinese women being single is "love leave", where women can take some time off to find love.

In other relationship news, Briefly.co.za previously reported that a pastor advised couples to give a second chance to cheating partners. Divorce in most parts of the world has become very common based on the issue of adultery. A pastor identified as Dr KN Jacob has chipped in on the issue, saying couples should always give second chances.

According to Jacob, couples should always embrace reconciliation despite the pain they have experienced. The cleric advised that partners should always be ready to forgive even if they have 100% evidence.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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