But soon after, she learned that the son had had an accident at school and needed help paying hospital bills — urgently.
“Of course I was sending money again to Western Union,” Firefly says.
Kaiping Peng, Associate Professor of Psychology Emeritus at the University of California at Berkeley.
I’d ventured over to his China office on the campus of Beijing’s mighty Tsinghua University to talk to him about the romantic prospects of China’s rising fleets of well-educated, unmarried Chinese known as shengnü, or “leftover women,” but our conversation quickly took a historical detour.
As times goes on and Chinese are exposed more to Western-style ideas about love and romance, in advertising and movies, young people are dating more and engaging in more public displays of affection such as walking in shopping areas holding hands.
A study of 168 cultures by William Jankowiak and Edward Fischer found romantic love in 87 percent of them.
Within 10 minutes of posting, she had a handful of virtual suitors — and one stood out.