What kind of impression do people have about Chinese girls? Some time ago I wrote a post summarizing the most widespread adjectives used by foreigners to describe us. It’s not surprise that in the poll (included in that post) most readers regarded Chinese girls as beautiful. People who think otherwise possibly wouldn’t visit my blog.
However, “beauty” didn’t make the voters blind to some unpleasant characteristics and the second, third and fourth places went to “insecure”, “gold-digger” and “immature” females. I assume that this impression partly comes from personal experience. But in many cases it is formed through sharing anecdotes with friends and reading weird stories on internet.
Imagine a man who never had a chance to communicate with any Chinese girl. What impression would he have if his only source of information was internet? I bet that in my poll he would choose the option “gold diggers”.
To prove this point I prepared a digest consisting of 10 articles, which can lead the reader to one conclusion – Chinese girls are extremely materialistic!
If you are looking for a story which epitomizes the materialistic mindset – it should be the infamous event that happened on China’s popular dating show “If you are the one”. When one of the girls on that show had to “decide the fate” of a male participant, she declined his offer to have a ride on bicycle with the following phrase: “I’d rather cry in a BMW car than laugh on the backseat of a bicycle”. Maybe this is the reason why BMW is an acronym for “Be My Wife”?
Yup, BMW is THE car! How else would you explain why a 24-year-old woman would offer herself to anyone who would lend her BMW for a week? It appears that she was going for a school reunion and wanted to impress her friends.
Are there other cars that would help you to hit on Chinese girls? The answer is positive. “Experiments” showed that owners of Audi can easily pick-up Chinese female students by simply parking the car near the university. All they need to do is wait until some MM (“mei mei”) comes along and asks for a ride.
If you want to increase your chances – then the ownership of car should be completed with three additional items: nice watch (actually, fake Rolex will do), nice shirt and nice shoes. One, two, three: quick glance into mirror – you are ready for the action!
If you think that material things are overvalued, let’s see what girls themselves think about it. In order to erase any doubts regarding the requirements that a guy has to deal with, a group of Chinese girls compiled a song which immediately became a hit (not due to the vocal talents of performers :smile: ).
What do you think about the lyrics? “Asking you if you have a car, asking you if you have a house. My mother will also ask you how much savings you have.”
Not sure whether you can afford such expenses? You are not alone… But put the doubts aside. Someone already made the calculations for you. Thus, if you want to get married in Shanghai – make sure that you have spared 2 million RMB.
Of course, not every marriage should be so expensive. There are many modest Chinese girls. Especially on the dating sites. Take for example, that girl who wrote in her profile “No matter who the man is, so long as he is willing to give me 200,000 yuan I will marry him immediately”.
I guess that she didn’t attend the elite Chinese courses supposed to prepare girls for marriage with a rich guy. Think I am kidding? Few years ago, “Weird Asia News” wrote about a unique school in Shenzhen that for a fee of 20,000 – 50,000 RMB was ready to teach girls everything needed to get a rich husband.
I don’t know if the business model of that school was successful, but just few days ago “China Daily” reported about another educational program that is also run in Guangdong province with a totally different curriculum. It teaches young girls how to resist the sweet talk of “sugar daddies”. Someone can tell me, what’s wrong with Guangdong?
In the last entry I want to refer to a serious research which analyzed how the mate preferences of young urban Chinese changed from 1983 to 2008. One of its findings was the dramatic increase in the importance of good earning capacity of the potential partner, as expected by Chinese females.
Authors of the research relate these changes to economic reforms which produced a huge variability in wealth distribution ranging from the unemployed to billionaires.
It was the father of Chinese economic reforms – Deng Xiaoping – who said “Being rich is glorious” (致富光荣).
I would want know who is the author of another Chinese saying – “Laugh at the poor, not the prostitutes” (笑贫不笑娼)
Economist of love, Crystal Tao