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  1. Wealthy, eligible singles galore

    Posted Apr 01st 2005, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... of residents- 33.6 per cent- who have never married. That's about 30,000 men and 39,000 women. Eastern District has a slightly lower median monthly income, at $19,600, but it has 61,400 households with an income higher than $30,000 and more than 150,000 residents who have never married. Even though the number of women in the city aged 15 and over exceeds the number of men by close to 300,000, ...

  2. Girls, don't wait too long to get hitched

    Posted Jul 29th 2005, 12:00am by May Chan

    ... from 25.1 in 1981 to 29.4 in 2003 and 2004. The number of men and women remaining unmarried has been steadily rising. Between 1986 and last year, the number of women who had never married increased from 622,100 to 882,500. The number of men who have never married has increased from 847,100 to 926,600 during the same period. There has also been a striking increase in the number ...

  3. The Jane Austen Book Club

    Posted Feb 27th 2005, 12:00am by Diana McPartlin

    ... Jocelyn, is in her 50s and has never married. Sylvia, her best friend from childhood, has learned that her husband is leaving her. Sylvia's lesbian daughter, Allegra, has just suffered a break-up. Prudie, a French teacher, is unhappily married. Bernadette, 67, has had multiple husbands. Grigg is in his early 40s (and surely in need of a wife, the women believe). Fowler is hilarious ...

  4. Squeezed out of the marriage game

    Posted Oct 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Paul Yip

    ... between brides and their older grooms needs to be taken into account. We begin by comparing the number of men in the 25-49 age group who have never married with the never-married women ... Paul Yip Hong Kong has more single men than single women in every age group from 20 to 49- or does it, in practical terms tied to marriage? The initial claim was made recently ...

  5. Single men outnumber single women

    Posted Sep 17th 2005, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Hong Kong men and mainland women. Only 3,392 Hong Kong women married mainland men. But in the 20-24 age group in the last census, there were 215,000 never-married men to 193,000 women ... Chloe Lai But mainlanders and domestic helpers swell overall number of women to swamp men in the 25-44 age group The widespread perception that Hong Kong has a surfeit of single women ...

  6. Free to be who you are

    Posted Oct 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Catherine Ng

    ... are, indeed, too rigidly defined in Hong Kong. The domestic sphere is still a female domain; 99 per cent of homemakers are women. And while 70 per cent of never-married men and women are in the labour force, the figures are very different for those who are or have been married. In the married cases, 75 per cent of men are working, compared with 45 per cent of women, suggesting that some ...

  7. Incentives may be offered to boost birth rate

    Posted Feb 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Gary Cheung, Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... is much easier to ask those who do not have babies to have one or two. So the emphasis should not be so much on married couples, but rather on the never-married.' Dr Yip said the government ... the tax allowance for third children and beyond could be considered. Mr Tsang said men going north to marry were not helping things, as there would be just 70 men for every 100 women by 2031. ...

  8. Chickens and ducks

    Posted Sep 04th 2005, 12:00am by Annemarie Evans

    ... Matheson, eight never married,' says local historian Dan Waters. 'Two married after they left, and only one married here. Most of the rest took partners, known as 'protected ... partnerships between men and women from the two cultures were common, intermarriage was frowned on in polite society. In the early days of mid-19th century British colonial Hong Kong, when men came ...

  9. Troubled dai pai dong gets a second serving

    Posted Jun 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Only the licensee's spouse can inherit the licence but Wong was never married. Such licences have not been issued since the 1970s. Only 30 dai pai dong holding such licences are left, ...

  10. Officials consider reprieve for dai pai dong

    Posted May 24th 2005, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... to continue, was ordered to close after licensee Wong Kwong-hing died on May 6. Under present rules, only a spouse can inherit a fixed-space hawker licence. Mr Wong never married. Wong's partner, ...




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