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"Lives in Shanghai, has a university degree, annual income 20,000 to 50,000 yuan." Just over 10,000 tickets for the event were officially sold, but Shu Xin, one of the organisers, claimed that 20,000 people had visited yesterday and 18,500 on Saturday."The queues have been so long that some people threatened to lodge a complaint to the mayor of Shanghai," Shu Xin said.
38 per cent: of women willing to consider a “naked marriage”.Lonely hearts advertisements pinned on the wall gave a taste of the proceedings."Reference: W004763, Name: Yao Qin, Height: 1.63m, Date of Birth: 07.1987," read one.The attendees, meanwhile, had some very rigid ideas about what they were looking for.Men said they wanted a "kind-hearted" wife, not too beautiful and flighty, but modest and homely."My daughter is a sensible woman," said one 61-year-old mother, who named herself as Mrs Yu.
"She would never fall in love with someone out of her league.
"I used to be more unreasonable about what I expected, and I put my previous boyfriends under a lot of pressure to do better financially.
These days I still would not marry a man without a house, but a joint mortgage might be acceptable," she said.
When Lieutenant-Governor John Graves Simcoe first surveyed the area in 1794, the core of Richmond Hill, Yonge St., was envisioned as a military road, to serve as an inland connection between York and Fort Penetanguishene. Despite its initial conception as a military route, Yonge Street's opportunities for settlement were inevitable.
William Berczy came from Genesee New York in 1794 and brought a group of settlers with him; the group was granted 64,000 acres of land in Markham Township.
Popular history cites the name Richmond Hill may have come from the Duke of Richmond visiting the area, however the family of Benjamin Barnard believed the name came about when their father taught his school classes to sing "The Lass of Richmond Hill", a song from his childhood upbringing in Richmond, Surrey.