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Table 3 Mean levels of desired partner characteristics among young Chinese adults, by sex

From: Dating attitudes and expectations among young Chinese adults: an examination of gender differences

  Females Males
Pragmatic 4.90 (1.09) 4.33*** (1.25)
 Well educated 5.34 (1.44) 4.80*** (1.40)
 Wealthy 4.56 (1.36) 4.08*** (1.68)
 Successful 4.90 (1.45) 4.41*** (1.52)
 Ambitious 4.81 (1.44) 4.05*** (1.74)
Caring 5.27 (1.09) 5.20 (1.21)
 Affectionate 4.71 (1.48) 4.91 (1.56)
 Loving 5.47 (1.37) 5.48 (1.40)
 Considerate 5.34 (1.40) 5.16 (1.40)
 Kind 5.58 (1.47) 5.26** (1.55)
Appearance 4.73 (1.10) 4.84 (1.15)
 Sexy 4.29 (1.57) 4.68** (1.50)
 Neat 5.07 (1.36) 4.94 (1.47)
 Attractive 4.96 (1.45) 5.11 (1.51)
 Well dressed 4.61 (1.39) 4.61 (1.52)
N 191 150
  1. Standard deviations are shown in parentheses; significance levels indicate difference between the means of females and males
  2. ***p < .01; **p < .05; *p < .10