Chinese women said their ideal man’s income is twice as much as the actual national average, according to a new online survey.
After questioning 15,000 unmarried people in China on their expectations in regard to money in a romantic relationship, Jiayuan.com found that women wanted their partner to earn an average of 6,701 yuan ($1,027) per month, reports the South China Morning Post.
Unfortunately for single Chinese women, the national average income for men in the country is a much lower 2,808 yuan ($431).
The data also found a correlation between age and salary expectations. Women born in the 1980s said their ideal partner should earn a minimum of 6,993 yuan ($1,072) while women born before 1970 had lower wage expectations at an average 5,201 yuan ($798) monthly income.
Men also expected their female partners to bring in incomes that were above the national average. On average, they said their ideal women makes 3,398 yuan ($521) per month, while the actual national average for women is 1,940 ($297).
The poll also found that most women in the country consider ownership of property a must for any man that wants to get married to them.