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Taiwanese focus most on attitude toward money when seeking spouse

Taiwanese focus most on attitude toward money when seeking spouse

Taipei, Sept. 28 (CNA) When seeking a marriage partner, people in Taiwan attach the most importance to their prospective spouses' attitude toward money and values (16.88 percent), followed by income and financial status (13.62 percent), and lastly personality traits (11.88 percent), according to the results of a recent survey. For women, the top three criteria for choosing a husband are income and financial status (20.78 percent), attitude toward money and values (14.9 percent) and personality traits (9.97 percent), the survey shows. Only 4.46 percent of women expect their future husbands to own a home, and those who expect their future husband to own a car stood at 2.83 percent. For men, the top three considerations for choosing a wife are attitude toward money and values (18.38 percent), personality traits (13.33 percent) and common interests (12.61 percent). Among men who earn less than NT$250,000 (US$7,552) per year, 56.14 percent do not set any requirement on the income of their future wives, while 43.85 percent expect their future wives to earn more than NT$250,000 per year. Most men who earn NT$450,000 or less per year expect the income of their future wives to be similar to or higher than their own. Most men who make more than NT$450,000 per year, meanwhile, expect their future wives to earn less than themselves. Among women who earn less than NT$250,000 per year, only 13.4 percent do not set any requirement on the income of their future husbands. Among women who earn NT$1.2 million or more per year, 53.33 percent expect their future husbands to have similar levels of income. The survey was conducted by money101.com.tw in cooperation with the "Pairs" dating app on 1,262 single people between Sept. 3 and Sept. 10. It had a margin of error of plus or minus 2.76 percentage points. (By Tsai Yi-chu and Y.F. Low)


Updated : 2021-09-17 06:57 GMT+08:00