I came across a rather interesting article on Daily Chilli recently, titled "Most Chinese Women are Material Girls".
"According to Chongqing Morning Post quoting a survey on the status of marriage and relationships in China, almost 70% of women in China regard having an apartment as a prerequisite for men to ask for marriage"
I kid you not when I say apartments in China are freaking expensive. A tiny one easily costs RMB 4 million, equivalent to RM 2 million for a thousand sqft! D:
The sole reason I decided to pen my views and thoughts is that, over a short conversation with a friend today, I was reminded of the times I was categorized under "materialistic girls" and "high-maintenance girlfriend" by my university friends back then. Or should I degrade them to acquaintances for making unfair accusations like that.
I really wondered what made them assumed so, or in their confidant books, know so. I didn't own any expensive branded material stuff back then, neither did I dress 'expensive-looking' to classes. My favourite was a pair of old denim!
Come to think of it, I do not recall any of my ex-bfs commenting I am materialistic / high maintenance, only friends! That tells a lot. And material girls do not go for unemployed men (read here)!
Note: I might have bullshitted someone with lame reasons just to end things without having to tell him straight to his face that I have fallen out of love. There's a reason to that, but it's a long story.
Don't get me wrong. I do not have anything against girls who think that 'material love' makes their lives complete. While I believe in true sincere love, I cannot deny the fact that money matters can make or break a relationship. Trust me when I say that because I have been through a lot of relationship tests and challenges when it comes to financial planning, even when it involves a simple task like planning for a holiday in our neighbouring country. Only in our neighbouring country! I don't even dare to imagine how heated the planning would be like if we were to plan for a Euro Trip or something :|
Who doesn't want an easy life, right? Being in a giant oil and gas company like PETRONAS does not warrant a comfortable life, at least not in my stage. I'm still struggling to save every cent just to reward myself. I wanted a higher end camera for the longesttt time but till now, I couldn't afford one yet. Plan to get the Canon S100 with my coming bonus so .. I really hope there's one coming my way! *fingers toes crossed
Ladies, true love lasts so .. just remember that BUT that doesn't mean you should sacrifice your well-being for a guy's sake *wink
And men, if you're not looking for trophy girlfriends and if you're not willing to invest unnecessarily on a depreciating asset, there are good women out there still. You just have to keep looking. Not all of them want just your money because some believe whole-heartedly in true love and are perfectly content with your heart ;)
Till then x!