Quick access to main page (top) Direct access to main contents Quick access to main page (bottom)

New Trend in China: ‘Single Love’ and ‘Suicidal Singleness’

Daniel Kim Views  

Image Today

Momo and Chen, both from Shenzhen, Guangdong Province in China, have been each other’s first love for two years. However, to others, they seem more like acquaintances than a couple. Living in different regions, they meet once or twice a week, and each pays for the expenses for their dates. Additionally, they consider affectionate conversations via messenger disgusting, so their exchanges remain dry. They are neither overly excited about their relationship nor do they often argue. Momo enjoys being with Chen but also values her independence and freedom.

According to the South China Morning Post (SCMP) on the 28th (local time), such relationships are trending in China. In these relationships, termed single love, individuals prioritize their feelings over sacrifices for each other.

These single lovers disdain those overwhelmed by love, referred to as love brains. Momo told the SCMP, “People who believe in staying together until death are fools.”

Image Today

Another romantic trend among young Chinese people is a practice called Suicidal Singleness. It refers to those who stay alone rather than date, even when they develop romantic feelings for someone. The SCMP analyzed these suicidal singles as people who might seem like singletons at first glance but could be those who harbor deep desires for romantic love more than anyone else. “They imagine countless romantic scenarios, including falling in love, but only think about it without making any effort to make it a reality,” the SCMP reported.

One interviewee supporting such a dating style told the SCMP, “What could be more fun than playing with a cellphone?” They added that it’s not the right approach if they must work hard to find or maintain a relationship. The SCMP also noted that the increase in single love and suicidal singleness is helping to explain the 239 million-strong single population recorded in China as of 2021.

Experts view this trend of young people giving up on dating due to the excessive competition in modern society and the resulting burnout. Also, the perception that mental and financial independence is more important than wasting time on emotional issues influences this trend. The psychological website Jiandanxinli stated, “Young people feel their desire for relationships has been exhausted due to work stress. If they fail in love, they fear it might harm their mental health, hence they prefer to stay in a comfortable and familiar zone of not dating.”

Daniel Kim
content@viewusglobal.com

Comments0

300

Comments0

[ASIA] Latest Stories

  • Biden Administration Escalates Trade War with New China Tariffs
  • Climate Change? Unseasonal Snowfall Hits South Korea's Mountain Regions
  • Inside the U.S.-South Korea Military Training in Mojave Desert
  • Kim Jong Un Gears Up for Putin: North Korea Boosts Arms Sales
  • Urgent Call for Justice: South Korean President Urged to Enact Special Prosecutor Law
  • From Prayers to Pepper Spray: Elderly Man Attacks Monk in Bizarre Assault

Weekly Best Articles

  • 10 Surprising Laws That Could Get You Arrested Abroad
  • New mRNA Cancer Vaccine: A Beacon of Hope for Brain Tumor Patients
  • Why Do We Feel Moody at Night? 10 Important Role of Serotonin
  • 10 Hidden Role of Pillows in a Good Night’s Sleep
  • Double Trouble: Two APOE4 Genes Escalate Alzheimer’s Onset
  • Are Men with High Testosterone More Prone to Heart Disease?
  • Ugly Truth About Using Hand Cream as a Face Moisturizer
  • New Research Unlocks Genetic Puzzles of Hypertension
  • Scotland Offers $63,000 to Live on Stunning Islands – Here’s Why
  • Get Ripped in Record Time: The Truth About Muscle Building
  • The Secret to Maintaining Muscle Strength May Be in Your Biological Clock
  • Tourists Turned Off by Rising Costs of Hawaii’s Vacation Rentals

You May Also Like

  • 1
    The Secret to Maintaining Muscle Strength May Be in Your Biological Clock

    LATEST 

  • 2
    Tourists Turned Off by Rising Costs of Hawaii's Vacation Rentals

    LIFESTYLE 

  • 3
    Blast Off to China: Rise of Space Tourism in Hainan

    LIFESTYLE 

  • 4
    Beat the Heat: How to Prepare Abalone Samgyetang for a Healthy Summer

    LIFESTYLE 

  • 5
    10 Ear Diseases You Should Never Ignore

    LIFESTYLE 

Popular Now

  • 1
    How Anxiety Spreads Like Wildfire After Trauma

    LIFESTYLE 

  • 2
    New York 2027: City Transformed by Cannabis and Autonomous Cars

    LIFESTYLE 

  • 3
    Uber Conquers Africa: 1 Billion Rides and 10 Billion Kilometers

    LIFESTYLE 

  • 4
    New Research Suggests Dietary Shifts Can Help Combat Pulmonary Hypertension

    LATEST 

  • 5
    Olive Oil Proven to Reduce Dementia-Related Deaths

    LIFESTYLE 

Weekly Best Articles

  • 10 Surprising Laws That Could Get You Arrested Abroad
  • New mRNA Cancer Vaccine: A Beacon of Hope for Brain Tumor Patients
  • Why Do We Feel Moody at Night? 10 Important Role of Serotonin
  • 10 Hidden Role of Pillows in a Good Night’s Sleep
  • Double Trouble: Two APOE4 Genes Escalate Alzheimer’s Onset
  • Are Men with High Testosterone More Prone to Heart Disease?
  • Ugly Truth About Using Hand Cream as a Face Moisturizer
  • New Research Unlocks Genetic Puzzles of Hypertension
  • Scotland Offers $63,000 to Live on Stunning Islands – Here’s Why
  • Get Ripped in Record Time: The Truth About Muscle Building
  • The Secret to Maintaining Muscle Strength May Be in Your Biological Clock
  • Tourists Turned Off by Rising Costs of Hawaii’s Vacation Rentals

Must-Reads

  • 1
    The Secret to Maintaining Muscle Strength May Be in Your Biological Clock

    LATEST 

  • 2
    Tourists Turned Off by Rising Costs of Hawaii's Vacation Rentals

    LIFESTYLE 

  • 3
    Blast Off to China: Rise of Space Tourism in Hainan

    LIFESTYLE 

  • 4
    Beat the Heat: How to Prepare Abalone Samgyetang for a Healthy Summer

    LIFESTYLE 

  • 5
    10 Ear Diseases You Should Never Ignore

    LIFESTYLE 

Popular Now

  • 1
    How Anxiety Spreads Like Wildfire After Trauma

    LIFESTYLE 

  • 2
    New York 2027: City Transformed by Cannabis and Autonomous Cars

    LIFESTYLE 

  • 3
    Uber Conquers Africa: 1 Billion Rides and 10 Billion Kilometers

    LIFESTYLE 

  • 4
    New Research Suggests Dietary Shifts Can Help Combat Pulmonary Hypertension

    LATEST 

  • 5
    Olive Oil Proven to Reduce Dementia-Related Deaths

    LIFESTYLE 

Share it on...