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Any woman pursuing a postgraduate education is unlikely to finish before 25, giving her only a brief window to find a partner if she so desires before she passes the imaginary threshold.

Related is the traditional belief, still around in some parts of the West as well, that a wife can’t or shouldn’t be better educated than her husband.

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Combined with parents’ claims of how well female contestants would be taken care of, or of the houses offered to male contestants if they would marry and move to the family’s city, the show at times seemed to be facilitating a business transaction.

Material desires aside, this could have been an effort to suss out whether the potential pairing was , or 门当户对.

Chinese people put a lot of stock in it, and while not all might truly believe, it’s a handy cultural label for certain occurrences.

Conversely, it can be inferred that any relation that doesn’t work out wasn’t fated to be.

A contestant from the first episode was rejected for holding a master’s degree, deemed too high when compared to her potential boyfriend’s level of education, while in the second episode one woman worries in the side room that a male contestant won’t have a higher degree than her, a fear not echoed by any male contestant.

Many people love to marry someone more intelligent, more accomplished than themselves, but exceptions abound in China. One female contestant on the first episode was passed over by a set of parents for being 40-years-old and divorced.

, putting people who otherwise might not meet in the same room to test whether or not they’re fated to be.

If not, no harm done, if so, then another happy union has been created.

I personally didn’t care for her overly-cutesy language and unsubtle name-dropping even before her age came to light, so I think it was a combination of all three. The word “dowry” might have been a bit more up front.

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