Should salary be a factor in dating?
Editor's note: According to a report released by Southwest Securities, China is experiencing the fourth single tide, with its single population nearing 200 million. One reason, among others, is that women are setting high standards when it comes to choosing partners, especially in first-tier cities. Women in Shenzhen have the highest expectations, with the wage standard set at RMB15,920 ($2,308). What do you think?
Overall though, I'd say that would be a cultural difference between China and Australia. In Australia, we are usually financially independent of our parents by the time we are 18. Our parents then concentrate on saving money for their retirement. In China, parents kept supporting kids and end up being poor as a consequence. The kids must then support them in their old age. So in Australia, we are free to choose a partner we love as we don't need to consider the welfare of parents. In China; however, you have to consider the monetary status of a partner, as well as her family. So in China, it is common to marry for money, whereas most Australians marry for love.
A young man dates a young woman in a restaurant.[Photo/IC]