Just six months after her makeover, Miss Wong had begun a steady relationship.“A woman under 33 can usually find someone,” Ms Chan said.Hong Kong’s 2011 Census showed 46.8 per cent of the male population aged 20 to 49, and 38.9 per cent or women in the same age range have never tied the knot.In May last year, more than 1,500 people in Hong Kong registered to take part in If You Are The One, the Chinese version of the British TV dating show Take me Out.She also grew out her hair and dyed it brown, as well as got a set of fancy French fingernails.
Connie Yung has run Date and Match Consultancy for seven years.In 2008, she said, her company had no women under 30 on the books.Today, she said her client list included women in their early twenties.She was furious after reading a recent column telling Hong Kong women to stop dreaming of finding their perfect Prince Charming and “get real.” “How dare this guy write that ‘the only reason why an average woman over the age of 30 is still not married is because nobody wants to marry her’? I glared at the beautiful 31-year-old media executive who is a rising star in her company—and, obviously, single. A recent report revealed that last year there were over 1 million women aged 15 or above who had never been married, versus 962,700 men who hadn’t tied the knot—so technically, at least, 37,300 women are destined to remain single, and this doesn’t even factor in whether any of the 962,700 men are gay. “It’s Kong men who should get real and stop blaming us women.” Women have long been the victims in an ongoing battle of the sexes in Hong Kong over the past three decades.“I tell my clients, ‘Don’t worry, the service is much cheaper than that Chanel bag you’re going to buy’,” Ms Chan said jokingly.