The report said the group values "internal compatibility" in choosing partners.
More than 80% regard moral standing as the most important criterion for dating, and 70% believe character comes first.
More than half of respondents believe online dating is "unreliable".
About three-quarters prefer to be introduced to potential dates by acquaintances or at social, NGO or Communist Youth League gatherings. About 11% said they would meet their dates through social mobile apps.
Young males are more likely to take the initiative when starting a relationship.
Almost three-quarters of male respondents said they would pursue desirable females, compared with only 36% of females saying they would pursue males.
Most young people cited a limited social circle, busy working hours and failing to make the first move as reasons behind their single status.
Nearly 50% of respondents think the biggest pressure comes from their families, who constantly urge them to get married.
The vast majority would choose to remain single and wait if they failed to meet the "right" person.
Less than 10 percent said they were willing to lower their criteria, though another 5 percent would settle for a marriage, the report said.
Nearly 70% of male respondents think life is incomplete without marriage, while 49% of females hold the same view.
36% of females think single life can be happy too, a number double that of male respondents.
The most desired family pattern for Chinese young adults is "parents plus children".
Only 6% of respondents wanted to live a double-income-no-kids lifestyle.
Almost 60% of young adults say they want to have two children.
Around 66% of male respondents said they were OK with cohabiting before marriage, while 47% of the females said so.
Nearly half of respondents said they "know a bit" about protected sex, with almost 20% not sure if what they know is correct. Only about one-third were confident they know enough about safe sex.
Most people have been hurt in interpersonal relationships. With time and painful experiences, we all risk building up varying degrees of bitterness and become defended.
Fear of Intimacy 害怕亲近
The reality is most people can only tolerate a certain amount of closeness. We are defended about letting someone else in.
When viewing the world from critical or distrusting eyes, we tend to write off a range of potential partners before even giving them a chance.
Low Self-Esteem 自卑
We all possess "critical inner voices" that tell us we are too fat, too ugly, too old or too different. When we listen to these "voices," we engage in behaviors that push people away.
Fear of Competition 害怕竞争
When we see that someone else is interested in the person we like, we may be quick to back away. We may feel unwilling to compete, particularly as we get older, and we start to have self-attacks like "Your time has passed, you're too old for this."
Isolation and Routine 习惯独处
With age, people tend to retreat further and further into their comfort zones. As both men and women get more comfortable, be it financially or practically, it is also easier for them to form a bubble from which it is difficult to emerge.
As years pass, we often develop rulebooks for ourselves regarding dating. In effect, we put what we have learned "down on paper," but what looks good on paper doesn't always work in real life. When we act on rules based on our past, we can create a perpetual cycle of disappointing relationships.