The Nanjing Normal University recently carried out a poll among the female postgraduate students in the city in the hope of finding out their requirements for ideal husbands. In the poll, more than 80 percent of them list a good financial background as the most important criterion for them to choose their husbands, the Yangtze Evening News reported.
About 100 questionnaire forms were randomly issued to female postgraduate students of Nanjing University of Aerospace and Aeronautics, Nanjing University of Chemical Technology, Nanjing Univeristy, and Nanjing Normal University.
The investigation shows that about 86 percent of the students in the survey say they want to marry a rich person, ranking first among all criteria listed in the forms.
The questionnaire contains altogether 80 items of 16 categories, which list all the important factors that students might consider when choosing their husbands. These requirements include almost everything, from age, appearance, height, to character, moral quality, educational background, financial background, and family background. Factors like the most ideal time for marriage and whether or not the man has got married before are also included. The result shows that 86 percent of the respondents place “being rich” as the most important factor for them to consider when choosing their husbands, 84 percent choose “moral quality” and 80 percent pick “personal capabilities”, ranking second and third, respectively, among the factors under their consideration.
As most students say, a good financial background is indeed very important to them because when they chose to continue their study in college, the very aim for them to do so was that they wanted to find a good job after graduation and live a better life. In answering the questionnaire, all the students require that their husband should make an income of at least 3,000–5,000 yuan a month and 67 percent pick the salary range between 5,000-10,000 yuan. 45 percent of the students say the more their husbands earn, the better. 97 percent of them pick financial background as one of the most important factors in their marriage.
(Chinanews.cn January 8, 2007)