A Weibo post by a sweet-faced 19-year-old detailing the relationship with her 40-year-old ‘godfather’, or sugar daddy, has gone viral after netizens attacked the blatant displays of wealth in the numerous photos posted by the girl featuring expensive items such as gold jewelry and
an Audi car a Porsche.
The images included shots of the girl’s manicured fingers displayed against the steering wheel of her boyfriend’s Porsche, and a loving selfie of the couple, with the caption “there is no end to our happiness!” printed on it. Another features the ardent declaration: “I’m never going to be able to let you go in this lifetime!”
The rise of China’s nouveau rich in recent years has only seemed to encourage the phenomenon of women seeking wealthy men who can provide for their material wants, never mind the presence of age differences.
According to this commentary in the Global Times:
…deep in their hearts, women still want men who are richer, more mature, and who can provide for and take care of them. That may explain in part why there are a lot more single men than women in China. In big cities you actually see more single girls who hunt for available men. It’s not ridiculous. The reason is simple: There’re just not enough good, that is, rich, guys for them. The girls would rather be single than go out with a boy with an empty wallet.
Netizens were quick to voice their disgust, with one saying “would you still do this if he had money?”, while another exclaimed, “what is going wrong with this society?”
By Yuen Sin