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The day recognizes nearly half of the U. The single population continues to be an integral part of growing businesses, organizations, and communities. Singles contribute to their families and communities in a variety of ways. It may be surprising that singles are more likely to help out with a sick family member. For example, more singles help out with ailing parents than their married siblings. The day not only celebrates the accomplishments of singles but aims to break down myths surrounding the single lifestyle. Their social lives are active and full of purpose.
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The holiday has ironically also become a popular date to celebrate relationships to "pair up singles" , with over 4, couples being married in Beijing on this date in , compared to an average of a day. The holiday has become the largest offline and online shopping day in the world, with Alibaba shoppers exceeding In , Alibaba said that its gross merchandise volume for the whole event came in at Singles' Day celebrations spread to several other universities in Nanjing during the s. There are several ideas explaining the creation of the Singles' Day festival. One origin story is that in , four male students of Nanjing University's Mingcaowuzhu "All single men" dorm discussed how they could break away from the monotony of being single and agreed that November 11 would be a day of events and celebrations in honor of being single. The spread increased with social media use, and the event has become increasingly popular within contemporary Chinese culture and society. Singles' Day serves as an occasion for single people to meet and for parties to be organized. The holiday was initially only celebrated by young men, hence the initial name "Bachelors' Day. Some universities organize special programs to gather singles together for the celebration.
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