A Shanghai Daily journalist asked several parents at a blind-date party why they were there without their unmarried children.
If parents are uninsured, their health problems can represent a big problem for a young couple having to support them and pay their medical bills.
Having babies is essential to carry on the family line.
A woman who only identifies herself as Lin says she has an unmarried, 29-year-old daughter.
It's common to hear these questions and such advice from parents, uncles and aunts who apparently are much more zealous about marriage than young people themselves.
Those who are unmarried, however, are viewed as strange.