Even in a country that’s home to more than 200 million single people, finding love in China can be tough.
More and more women are putting their careers ahead of finding a partner, and in Chinese tradition unmarried women older than 28 are considered over the hill.
And even though there are 118 men to every 100 women in China, they’re still finding it hard to meet a partner.
Adrian Brown explores this phenomenon caused as the ambitions of the west meet the traditions of the east.
He finds that online dating and matchmaking parties are becoming increasingly popular, while some parents have become so desperate they take details of their single children around ‘marriage markets’ in the hope of finding the perfect match.
So what’s the answer for China’s 'leftover' lovers?
WATCH - Click to see Adrian’s story.
On air: 18th September 2012