Most Chinese women want to wear the financial pants in their relationships, says a survey carried out by one of China’s leading matchmaking sites Jiayuan.
Out of 15,000 unmarried respondents, most of the women agreed that their partners must earn a minimum of 6,701 yuan ($1,030) per month.
They also need to hand that money over. 78% of women born in the ’90s would also demand that their partner hand over their pay slips… which is of course at odds with a significant portion of men who earn more than 10,000 yuan a month and would prefer to keep to that to themselves, reports ECNS.
In other findings, male respondents were slightly shallower than females, 68% rating their partner’s looks and age as top priorities, in comparison to 60% and 61% of women respectively. Women generally were considerably more concerned with matters of money, with 46% requiring their partner to own an apartment — at least. On top of that, 50% of female respondents would prefer common economic family backgrounds, compared to 33% of men.
Despite all this bluster about financial security, the survey found that women, particularly those born after the ’80s, were less inclined to raise more than one child.
That’s more or less consistent with a previous survey showing that most women would prefer to wait until their ’30s to become mothers.
Indeed, male respondents were discovered to be the more sentimental sex, especially those with less income who admitted to desiring marriage for the company — stay strong, menfolk.