"Maybe you move to a new place, and don't know many people.
You can't meet people on the street or in the subway.
That morning, one of Xia's clients had called with a dilemma: She wanted her boyfriend to accompany her when she went to pierce her ears, but his mother disapproved.
(When I worked as an editor for a magazine in Beijing in 2009, the company benefits gave a longer wedding leave to employees who had a "late marriage." For women, this meant getting hitched after the age of 23.) By tradition, an ideal match is one where the husband surpasses his wife in every respect—is taller, has a better job and education, and comes from a more esteemed family. ' Most guys don't care." Lastly, some singles—both men and women—lack dating experience.That's where love consultants—real-life "date doctors" like Will Smith's Hitch—come in. At 0 and up for six months of service (that's equivalent to one and a half month's salary for a new college graduate), Baihe.com's date doctors are too expensive for most Chinese singles.China's busy, wealthy singles have begun to seek out advisers like Xia to guide them from the first date all the way, potentially, to the proposal. But according to the company, 10,000 members have signed up for professional help with their love lives.But it's harder to meet someone now that social networks are stretched thin."Everyone migrates these days, especially to the big cities," said Xia, who herself came to Beijing from Xinjiang, a majority-Muslim province that borders Kazakhstan.In Beijing, there are half a million more single women ages 25 to 50 than single men.(Rural areas have more men, and they have a hard time finding wives.) At Baihe.com, most clients who sign up for love consultants are women.Before diving headfirst into the realm of online matchmaking, Wade served as a management consultant with Booz Allen, and held several executive roles at Fortune 500 companies—including General Electric and Microsoft. If you are a frequent traveler, you’ll enjoy the ability to search, find, and meet adventure-loving singles. Miss Travel is 100% FREE for both men and women to join.Our goal is to match all travel lovers who wish to share the sites of the world with someone special. The national birth rate currently stands at 120 boys for every 100 girls born.In the cities, however, the gender imbalance skews the other way, because more women tend to move to urban areas.