Beijing: Journalists may be known for their single-mindedness, but in China, they are in a single category of a different sort. The profession has the largest numbers of singletons, the survey has found. According to the matchmaking site, zhenai.com, 4.8 per cent of media professionals in China are single, the most among all occupations, the China Daily reported Tuesday.
“When joking about their daily routines, journalists sometimes say that they ‘wake as early as a rooster and go to bed as late as a dog’,” the China Daily report said. Low salaries and tight work schedules leave journalists with little time for dating, the report said citing some media professionals. One journalist interviewed by China Daily said that journalists remain single as they have to work overtime and on holidays and weekends to follow the news. He said the night shift, a common schedule in newsrooms, was one major reason for a high divorce rate in the website office he worked in.