A few days ago, one of my female friends said to me: “Ohhh! It is so cold outside. Now would be a good time to find a boyfriend. I don’t really need one in the summer, but in the winter, it is nice to have someone warm to sleep with.”
I think Miaka would agree, with all of her whining about not being able to find a handsome, hairy, muscular guy.
Now, this woman was just joking, but it got me thinking about some things I’ve heard over the years here. Read on.
A friend’s ex-girlfriend: “It’s time to get married. I’ve got to go and find some rich guys to choose from. After all, I’m highly qualified.” This woman is totally gorgeous, smart, and successful. My friend is brilliant, but not interested in money. He wished her well and she later found her rich guy, though apparently he too was no good in bed.
Not sure if this is Taiwanese woman stuff (all of these women are Taiwanese), or if this is women of all ages and nationalities stuff. I’m not criticizing. I just find their pragmatism interesting. I’m a big romantic when it comes to relationships, though I’ve learned a few things (and relearned them, and relearned them…) about not letting romance and sex get in the way of a realistic assessement of whether or not a relationship is healthy.
Do you think women are more pragmatic than men about their romantic relationships? What do you think about the way Taiwanese women approach relationships versus the way a woman from the US, the UK, etc., approach relationships?