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  1. A day to remember why mothers are special

    Posted May 14th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in turn reflects the priorities of a society in which young people- particularly women it seems- are increasingly putting personal freedom and economic security before marriage, and young marrieds are putting lifestyle ahead of having children. The first factor shows up in a large estimated surplus in Hong Kong of never-married women in the age group 20 to 44 over never-married men in the age ...

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    'Applications' coming in thick and fast for tycoon's daughter

    Posted Sep 28th 2012, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... only the chance to know my daughter," the playboy said, adding that there were some handsome guys in the pile. Chao, who has never married and famously boasts of bedding 10,000 women, came ...

  3. Singled out

    Posted Mar 10th 2007, 12:00am by Karen Pittar, Tara Jenkins

    ... the number of marriages has declined during the past 10 years and the proportion of women who have never married has increased to 30.7 per cent last year from 28.9 per cent in 1996. The proportion ... if you really want a relationship, then go for it. You only find out if these things work by giving it a go.' David, 42, has never married. He recently turned to an internet-dating service ...

  4. Character clash

    Posted Jun 29th 2008, 12:00am by Jin Peh

    ... with Jin Peh You may have read or heard that a person born in the Year of the Rat should never marry someone born in the Year of the Horse, as the clash between these two animals will eventually lead to divorce. The rat-horse clash is one of six within the Chinese zodiac, the other five pairs being the ox-sheep, tiger-monkey, rabbit-rooster, dragon-dog and snake-pig. ...

  5. The Moneypenny Diaries

    Posted May 14th 2006, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... (aka author Samantha Weinberg) receives three packages of books from her aunt, Miss Jane Vivien Moneypenny, 10 years after her death in 1990. Within is a letter explaining why she never married, what she was really doing while masquerading as a civil servant, and how it is that a character with her name came to be in a series of books about a secret agent called Bond. Then On Her ...

  6. The broken hearts who cannot cope with life alone

    Posted Nov 30th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... name- wanted to end it all two years ago. She had been with a boyfriend- her first love- for 14 years. They had lived together but never married. 'I had no friends, no job. His social ... days] couples are more likely to live together, so the attachment is deeper [than before], yet the pressure on women to marry is just as great,' Ms Wong said. 'More and more couples ...

  7. History-makers Part 10: Elizabeth I

    Posted Nov 04th 2009, 12:00am by Ellen Whyte

    ... Compiled by Ellen Whyte Nickname: the Virgin Queen because she never married; Good Queen Bess because the English loved her; Gloriana because she loved makeup and dresses Famous for: ... These policies made England rich and powerful. Because Elizabeth never married she was nicknamed the Virgin Queen. When she died in 1603 aged 69, her cousin James VI of Scotland inherited the throne. ...

  8. Ties that blind

    Posted Mar 21st 2006, 12:00am by Rachel Oliver

    ... 1.86 million have never married and more than half a million are widowed, divorced or separated. Even if only a third of these 2.4 million people are in unmarried relationships, that should ... Love may be eternal for some couples, but relationships mean little under Hong Kong law unless they are sanctioned by marriage, writes Rachel Oliver LIKE MANY WOMEN, Laura is desperate ...

  9. Surrogate dolls giving comfort and advice to old and lonely

    Posted Feb 01st 2007, 12:00am by Julian Ryall

    ... however, with the old left alone and isolated. 'We first heard about Yumel and Neruru from a friend whose sister had never married and was getting older and lonelier,' said Rikako ...

  10. Thailands' love for royals still strong after 60 years' rule

    Posted Jun 09th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Bhumibol's second daughter, Crown Princess Sirindhorn, enjoys widespread public respect and popularity, continuing her father's work in rural development. Princess Sirindhorn, 51, has never married but was granted the title of crown princess 30 years ago. With wide social, botanic, technological and musical interests, she is considered the king's intellectual heir. Fluent ...




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