Matchmakers and Matchmaking Clubs are abundant in China, but management finds that younger Chinese women are almost “too strong.”
Truly, they are not the little girls and young ladies that suffered foot binding up until the early 20th Century and had secret communications with other ladies in a special language written on folding fans, as in Snow Flower and the Secret Fan.
These are not the women that suffered forced enslavement as the first human sushi tables.
They meet society’s demands for good education and high paying employment, but government propaganda tells them they are useless unless married before age 26. The government classifies them as Sheng Nu, the unwanted, the leftovers.
One woman, aged 26, reported to an interviewer that she might go to America and continue her success. She might then return to China when she was old and broken – at age 40.