While trends surrounding marriage have changed in China, a new survey has suggesting that traditional values were still instilled when it came to people finding a mate. The findings revealed that the current average age at which Chinese people get married remained at 26 years. About 75% of men got married between the ages of 25 and 34 years, while more than 90% of women found their husbands before turning 30 years old. Close to 55% of those surveyed got to know their spouses with the help of friends, while people born after 1980 depended more on the internet to find their match, more than any other age groups. ‘15% Chinese considered wealth a key criteria for selecting a spouse, while more than 90% suggested that they put more emphasis on a sense of responsibility and emotional intelligence while looking for a potential partner.’ Sociologist Li Song said, "Attitudes towards marriage among Chinese people have changed over the past decades. People born in the 1960s are more eager to have a stable life, spouses born in the next decade think more about how to improve marriage. The post-1980s generation appear to be more romantic, while those born after 1990 want more recognition from their marriage partners." The rate of pre-marriage cohabitation among couples born after 1980 exceeded 57%, 10% higher than in earlier generations. Contrary to expectations, only around 15% of those surveyed considered wealth a key criteria for selecting a spouse, while more than 90% said that they put more emphasis on a sense of responsibility and emotional intelligence when looking for a potential partner.Source: IANS << 3-D Imaging Opens an Entirely New Path for Speech Rehabilit... Low-Oxygen 'Dead Zones' in North Pacific Have Been Linked t... >> Recommended Reading How to Save your marriage You can save your marriage - even when your partner insists on a divorce. READ MORE Sharing Chores Make Marriages Last Longer Research shows that marriages last longer when couples share housework and childcare. Labor need not be divided into exactly equal halves. READ MORE Marriage Good for the Heart People who are married are less prone to heart attacks than singles and more likely to recover if struck with one! READ MORE Marriage Can Prolong Life in Cancer Patients A scientific study proves that married lung cancer patients live longer than those patients who are single READ MORE Divorce: Pros and Cons Divorce can be traumatic for children and create a sense of insecurity amongst them. Couples should realize that joined parenting is important even after divorce. READ MORE Is Life Better Staying Single or Getting Married? The stigma linked to staying single is gradually disappearing. More people opt to stay single and many even claim to be happier. But there are both advantages and disadvantages to staying single. READ MORE Most Popular on Medindia Drug Interaction Checker Drug Side Effects Calculator The Essence of Yoga More News on: How to Save your marriageDivorce: Pros and ConsIs Life Better Staying Single or Getting Married?