Haha, his Mom wants him to get married this year despite that fact that he doesn't have a girlfriend?! Funny!!
Relationships are difficult enough without the massive cultural and geographical differences/distances.
My ex wanted to get married. She was about 28 and under great pressure from her family to get married and start a family. I knew she wasn't 'the one' so I had to end it after a few months of dating. I was very upfront with her from the beginning that we were not going to be getting married, but I think she kept hoping until we broke up.
A few months later I met my current gf who I think is 'the one'. She has more siblings, which I guess reduces the pressure from her parents to marry. She is 34 and has a beautiful spirit.