Want To Find Love In China? Get A Government Job.

February 13, 2012Chinaby EW News Desk Team


Being a civil servant is the most desirable profession for males among single women in China, claimed a survey done by Chinese dating website zhenai.com on Monday, with the job of high school teacher being the most popular in the reverse scenario.

The survey, which based its results on the number of times an individual was asked on a date by the opposite sex out of the site’s 35 million members, discovered that most single women wanted a man who had a stable job with high income, which meant that civil servants were ranked even higher than business owners or finance executives.

Conversely, Chinese men were attracted to mates who were beautiful and talented while having a stable career as well.

According to zhenai.com’s founder Dr. Li Song, the occupations for both males and females in China still directly affect the quality of a couple’s marriage and family lives.

“Men focus on work and women focus on home is the most traditional and also most stable way to maintain a family,” said Dr. Li, as cited by China Hush.

In his survey, Dr. Li also discovered the most desirable university graduates for both genders – with male graduates from Fudan University being the most attractive for females, while the Central Academy of Drama held the most sought-after female graduates.

Unsurprisingly, the top schools listed for males were those more recognisable for their business and economics programs, while arts schools dominated the female list.

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The Most Desirable Male Occupations, According to Chinese Women:

  1. Civil servant
  2. Business owner
  3. Finance/Banking executive
  4. Teacher
  5. Employed in Internet/Computer companies
  6. Freelancer
  7. Military officer
  8. Civil engineer
  9. Professional manager
  10. Doctor


The Most Desirable Female Occupations, According to Chinese Men:Teacher

  1. Teacher
  2. Freelancer
  3. Employed in Internet/Computer companies
  4. Business owner
  5. Finance/Banking executive
  6. Nurse
  7. Sales/Advertising/Marketing executive
  8. Doctor
  9. Civil servant
  10. Flight attendant
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