In a bid to have more money to splurge on the biggest shopping event of the year, a young woman ate nothing but instant noodles for three straight weeks.
Singles Day or Guanggun Jie is an annual shopping holiday in China where retailers offer huge discounts on November 11, a concept similar to the Black Friday sale in the United States.
An increasing number of South Koreans are breaking away from the country’s collective culture to bask in the joys of their own company, a trend aptly called the “YOLO” lifestyle.
The social shift is evident in the country’s booming market attending to the needs of singles, from bars to restaurants to photography studios that offer services for “single weddings.”
Japan had more than four million middle-aged “parasite singles” who lived with their elderly parents in 2016, according to new research data.
That’s around 4.5 million unmarried citizens aged 35 to 54 who were either unemployed or underemployed, the country’s Statistical Research and Training Institute found.