Few days ago LoveLoveChina was “accused” for not sticking to its credo.
Toki_Wartooth – the regular reader of this blog and the member of Shanghai Expats forum – wrote that he is interested to know about Chinese girls from Chinese girls and not from white men writing the guest posts.
Well… today we have a chance to take a topic which has been discussed a number of times in LoveLoveChina and compare how different are the opinions voiced by the blog’s readers from those of Chinese girls themselves.
As always the topic for this “Ask Chinese Girls” installment was taken from one of the questions left in FormSpring. Here it is:
What does the age of 30 mean to a Chinese girl? What must she have achieved or done at this age?
Here are some of the threads from LoveLoveChina forums in which this topics has been discussed before:
And below are the opinions given by Chinese girls.
30 years old woman is like a flower, she is at the peak of her femininity.
Time to get married !!
What must the 30 years old Chinese girl do? Keep being optimistic.
What must she achieve by this age? Gain happiness or make love very often.
By 30 years most things must be fixed. After that there will not be big changes in life.
I think that (a person) should really be independant at that age, be capable to take good care of parents and family and also have a stable job.
I think that the age of 30 years for women is an embarrassing stage – neither high nor low. Need to marry… But most have made little progress in their career yet.
It means that soon nobody will marry you.
In my opinion at 30 years we must have a stable job and satisfactory family [life]. If it’s suitable, then also should have a child and possess the economic capability and time to take care of the old. As for characteristics, we should be mature and responsible and have the motivation to keep moving forward.
For urban girls this is the best age. Women at this age should be independent at work. In this way, they can attract successful men.
I think that at 30 years women begin to be real women.
At 30 years most people are stable already. After that there are not many changes. By 30 years they should succeed both in personal life and career. If they don’t have these two things by thirty, it will be more difficult in the future.
Chronological age doesn’t stand for anything. We have to be young in heart to be able to live more interesting life.
If not married yet, the first thing I think of is shengnv.
Women at 30 years old like to nag.
[At 30] Especailly if they are mothers, they know how to take care of others and understand people’s feelings. But they are also willing to recall the cuteness of their girlhood.
– Age of thirty is an important milestone in the life of Chinese girl.
– Upon reaching it she is expected to have a stable career and satisfactory :roll: family (be married + child).
– If she hasn’t achieved these goals, it’s very likely that she will be “sheng nv” (leftover girl).
– It’s time to take care of family and elder parents.
– Some women think that no major changes are expected in life from 30 years on… while others feel that this is the time when Chinese women are at the peak of their femininity and should enjoy life.
One year till reaching the 30 y.o. mark, Crystal Tao