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Survey discovers women reluctant to date poor men

By He Dan  (China Daily)

09:51, January 06, 2012

BEIJING - The idea that "love is unconditional" was proved wrong in a recent online survey on Chinese attitudes toward love and marriage.

Nearly 80 percent of female respondents said men earning less than 4,000 yuan ($635) a month should not start a relationship. More than a quarter of women polled expected to date men with a monthly income of 10,000 yuan or more.

Lu Xiongyu, who works at an import-and-export company in Beijing, said it was only fair that women should want to date men earning 4,000 yuan a month or more.

"Living costs are high in big cities and love cannot be sustained without enough bread," the 27-year-old said.

However, not every woman puts the premium on a man's economic status while looking for romance.

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Good luck, Chinese men. Men in America are facing similar problems. Women marry-up. Even so called independent women will generally only marry men if their income is larger.

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