Chinese list flight attendants, farmers undesirable for marriage

PUBLISHED : Friday, 15 February, 2013, 12:02pm
UPDATED : Saturday, 16 February, 2013, 12:22am

While Chinese men dislike marrying flight attendants, Chinese women prefer not to wed farmers, according to a recent poll conducted by a Chinese research organisation. 

While flight attendants, tour guides, and journalists were listed by men as the most undesirable, women preferred not to marry farmers and self-employed men, said a report by China National Radio on Thursday.

“Flight attendants had a bad reputation for being vain,” said an unnamed man.

Journalists and tour guides were regarded unfit for marriage because they seemed occupied with their jobs, according to some poll participants.

Many women polled cited “stability” as a major goal they sought in marriage.

But the Chinese men and women do share one thing in common: neither want to marry people in show business, said the poll.