Now more women seek to find a responsible man with personal integrity instead of just a high paying job.Many men's standards have changed with the progression of women's status in the work industry as well, they expect a woman that has been educated and well on her way to a career path.
But what has drastically changed is the older generations viewpoint on the subject—they agree with the younger generation, with the two most important qualities in a wife being "elegance and a decent career path," quite a change from "diligence and the willingness to suffer the burden of life".
As a single, educated Chinese woman approaching 30, Nancy Ji felt tremendous stress from her parents to get married.
"My parents told me to get married first, and that love can be nurtured later," says Ji.
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.