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  1. 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 ...

  2. Heligoland

    Posted Feb 01st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Heligoland by Shena Mackay Vintage $98 A fragmented, poetic novel that was shortlisted for the Whitbread Novel Award and the Orange Prize last year, Heligoland has little in the way of plot, but plenty of misty images and beautiful sentences. Rowena Snow is a lonely misfit. Born in Burma to a Scottish father and Indian mother, she has lost both her parents, never married ...

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    Single mainlanders are learning how to enjoy life on their own

    Posted Feb 07th 2014, 09:41am by Andrea Chen

    ... are you going to get married?" The number of people aged 20 and above on the mainland who have never married has risen from 8.9 million in 2000 to more than 13.7 million in 2010, according ... To Sin-chi, from the University of Hong Kong, researched Chinese "leftover women" and found that single women with high disposable income enjoy a more glamorous lifestyle than their married ...

  4. Comment - Blogs

    Gigi Chao- reluctant celebrity

    Posted Mar 29th 2013, 09:12am by Anna Healy Fenton

    ... claims to have bedded more than 10,000 women, and never married any of the mothers of his three children, of whom Gigi at 33 is the eldest. The following day, Tatler reports, he called a press ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Mothers of invention

    Posted Oct 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... educated and more career-conscious. An increasing number may never marry. According to the Asia Research Institute at the National University of Singapore, the proportion of women in Hong Kong aged between 30 and 39 who have never married rose from 4.5 per cent in 1980 to 20.3 per cent in 2005. But a few independent women are deciding that their single status need not be a barrier to having ...

  7. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, November 20, 2013

    Posted Nov 20th 2013, 03:21am

    ... or not to start a family. There are also a lot of men and women who never marry. Take a typical accountant in a Big Four firm. They will probably use most of their free time to work overtime, or do ... message to the government that early action is vital. Other vulnerable groups, including the youth, the elderly and women, already have dedicated agencies to safeguard their interests, ...

  8. Playboy Aquino can't see what the fuss is about

    Posted Jul 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... never married. Aquino's four sisters said they tended to act like a board of censors when it came to their brother's' numerous girlfriends. But a Palace aide said of their boss: ... ways. From his taste in cars, food and women and his fondness for guns, nearly every aspect of Aquino's private life has been dissected in excruciating detail. His girlfriends ...

  9. 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. ...

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    The tragedy of Gu Kailai

    Posted Aug 29th 2013, 12:00am by Chang Ping

    ... officials this week must be: "Never marry a woman like Gu Kailai." It’s the women we ought to caution: if you are a woman like Gu Kailai, do not marry into power But how could a man tell ... be egocentric, inconsiderate and unsupportive - in short, a woman who does not know her place. Perhaps it's the women we ought to caution: if you are a woman like Gu Kailai, do not marry into power. ...




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