PassionforTruth wrote:No I didn't date in the 1970's. It's just common knowledge that women back then were more natural, sincere and wholesome.
I don't know who Winston Wu is. What does that person have to do with my question?
Your life is sadly lacking if you do not know who Winston Wu is. He is the guy who was put on this earth so that every other guy can say "damn, I am so glad I'm not him".
It sounds like a lot of you are speaking from stereotypes here rather than actual experience. That's very prejudiced of you.
The thread topic is an exercise in sweeping generalisations. You can hardly be offended if you get replies in the same vein.
Sorry to rock your boat, but some of these Chinese ladies I've talked to own their own import/export business. And others got an MBA degree in California, before returning to China. How do you explain that?
Furthermore, most of them said they prefer to live in China rather than the USA or Taiwan. How do you explain that?
It sounds like the data doesn't fit into your stereotypes and prejudices. So what now? Will you guys employ cognitive dissonance? Or be more logical and objective about this?
Have you met them? I know a Nigerian bloke who's 29, blonde and with legs up to here, who has millions in the bank that he, erm, she would be happy to share with me once we're married.
Studies show that poor people are more caring and compassionate and nicer to others. Just because someone isn't spoiled by narcissism and materialism doesn't mean that they must have an ulterior motive. See this new study reported by Yahoo News about poor people having better values.
Depends on the social context. You can't say ALL poor people are salt-of-the-earth types while ALL rich people are assholes. You can't even say "most". The problem in China is this: during the cultural revolution, virtually nobody escaped what is sometimes referred to as "moral inversion": the complete destruction of established social values and their wholesale replacement with immoral ones. What happened during those times doesn't bear thinking about, but it was only one generation ago. Not only do those "values" live on (in the people who are still alive, and their children), but the scene was set for further debasement of Chinese culture. The majority of Chinese today (about 80%) are still dirt-poor, in real terms. Those who became rich generally did so by dubious means. Sure, there are probably tens of millions of decent people in China. There are probably a similar number with massive personality problems, mental illnesses, etc., and personally I wouldn't like to take the chance.