Where? In China. When? By 2020.
Why and how? A news report states that a skewed birthrate in China may leave 24 million Chinese males single by 2020. This could lead to men in certain areas either marrying much later in life, or not at all, according to a researcher. 2005 data indicated that the male to female ratio was 119:100. In some places, it may even be as high as 130:100, according to a government-backed study.
As bad as this may sound for the Chinese nation and economy, that’s good news for us! Take on the perspective of a real estate investor in depressed economy or a foreclosure: opportunity! For those of you that aren’t ready, willing, or able to jump on a plane to make a love connection (does sound Hollywood-ish, doesn’t it?), the good news is…they’re coming here!
Take this into consideration. A migration source stated that:
- There were approximately 1.6 million foreign-born from China in the U.S. in 2006.
- More than a quarter of all Chinese foreign-born in the U.S. arrived in 2000 or later.
- Two-thirds of the Chinese immigrants in 2006 were working-age adults.
- One in five asylees in 2006 was Chinese-born.
- Over half of Chinese immigrants were naturalized U.S. citizens in 2006.
The source also displayed a map that indicated the state proportion of the Chinese-born population in the U.S. Georgia was one of the few states to have a higher percentage of the state share of the total Chinese-born population, with Atlanta having the highest concentration within the state.
Time to do some legwork of your own, folks! Think clubs. Civic groups. Community service organizations. Fundraisers. Gwinnett County (no joke intended). At some of these, you may be “the only one” or “one of the few”. If you’re not already accustomed to that, don’t let that stop you. Take a friend to take some of the pressure off! Go to activities and groups that share your own interests, maybe language-based or multiethnic groups or activities [see Places to go, people to see (II)]. But things don’t necessarily have to be ethnically-based. Hiking or health clubs. Running or reading groups. Get adventurous! Speed-dating. Blind dating. Double dating. Interracial dating (sites).
And speaking of sites, check out these organizations out for events and activities:
Chinese American Lions Club of Atlanta
National Association of Asian-American Professionals-Atlanta
Organization of Chinese Americans, Georgia Chapter
National Association of Chinese-Americans (Atlanta)
Back to the source: One-quarter of Chinese-born men were employed in management, finance, business, and IT occupations. 14% were in other sciences and engineering. So if you’re a techie, science- and techno-related groups or activities are also a smart move. If you’re a technophobe, it would still behoove you to do so. Opposites attract, right?
Whatever you do, have fun doing it. And good luck in finding your Asian Adonis!