Some time ago a Chinese music video went viral in which a girl group sang that in order to date a guy, he has to have a house and a car. This was good for a chuckle. Here is the video:
As I remembered this, I did a bit of research on dating customs in China. You may have heard of the fate of “leftover women”, i.e. unmarried women who are 27 years or older, and the pressure on women to not waste their youth.
From what I gather, dating in China does not really exist. It’s more a matter of match-making. Parents may even get involved and advertise their single son or daughter on message boards and try hooking them up. The criteria are clear, obvious, and objective. A young man needs to have a decent job, own an apartment, and should be tall. In other words, it’s about height and money. Contrary to the above-mentioned song, a car is not necessary, particularly in large and congested cities. As you can see, the Chinese woman wants a provider who also gives her tingles due to his height. If in doubt, money is more important.
In order for a Chinese woman to be competitive on the dating market, she needs to be young, pretty, childless, and never have married. I bet that it is understood, given how thrifty the Chinese are, that she won’t have any debt, and tattoos are quite unheard of. Women are also aware of these criteria, so they want to cash in on their youth quickly, lest they end up being single and childless.
In the West, on the other hand, there are two lists of criteria. One is what women say they want, and the other what they really want. For the former, a “great personality” and a “good sense of humor” are mentioned very often. Actual dating behavior is a lot different. In their youth, your typical Western woman would rather get railed by a tattooed thug than Melvin the Engineer. Only once her looks fade will she “settle” for the kind of guy she would not have given the time of day to a few short years ago. Melvin’s great personality will be completely irrelevant if he is not able to service her student loans and buy her a house, though.
Men are a bit more blunt about what they want. Sure, some blue-pilled cucks will tell you that they want a “mature woman”, by which they mean that they have so little success with women that even a washed-up single mom with a severe personality disorder and a drug problem would be good enough for them. However, among manlier men, it is clear that we want young and attractive women who are as close as possible to the mythical debt-free virgin without any tattoos.
Western women generally act indignant if you say that you like your women young and sexually inexperienced. I once had a woman in her late 20s hit on me. I thought I better shut this down right away by telling her that I have a girlfriend. This changed her behavior quickly and her insecurity broke through. She then asked me, to my great surprise, how old that woman was. I shrugged and said she’s 19. She did not take this well and accused me of being a “pedophile”. Note that this happened in a professional setting in broad daylight, not in a club. Still, the stratagem of accusing guys who date younger women as pedophiles enjoys great popularity among the red-wine-loving fraction of women who share their apartment with some poor cat.
Women are incredibly superficial, in China as well as in the West. In the West, they are arguably more superficial due to the societal norm of spending a solid decade banging random dudes. Yet, if guys reject them based on the same kind of supposed superficial criteria, those women accuse guys of being shallow, or worse. I’d much prefer if men and women alike openly stated what they want. Arguably, women would have to drop a lot more of their bullshit on that front. Just do it like the Chinese, ladies! Of course, this entails that you will be judged just as objectively, but I guess this is why Western women prefer to lie about their preferences. They lie about what they like in men because they can’t face the truth that they need to compete based on looks. Attractive women have no problem with that. Ugly feminists, on the other hand, rather order another tray with fast food and pop anti-depressants instead of turning themselves into the kind of woman men desire.
The underlying problem could well be that Western women simply do not want to fulfill their end of the bargain anymore. As a guy you should be rich and good-looking, but for her, it has to be enough to just exist, and her personality is automatically great, no matter how shitty it is. It’s an expression of boundless entitlement and deeply entrenched narcissism. Those women don’t even do themselves any favors. They think they want to get pumped-and-dumped, and fat, and covered with tattoos, but in the end, they only end up depressed, which is powerfully proven by the astronomical numbers of women who need to pop pills to make it through the day.
Did you enjoy this article? Excellent! Here are some further steps to consider:
1) If you want to read more from Aaron, check out his excellent books, the latest of which are Sleazy Stories II, Sleazy Stories III, and Meditation Without Bullshit.
2) Aaron is available for one-on-one consultation sessions if you want honest advice.
3) Donations for the upkeep of this site are highly welcome.