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Sun Mar 31, 2013, 08:38 PM

Are you a "budget wife"?

Despite the name, being a budget wife -- or jingji shiyong nv in Chinese -- is harder than it seems. According a list published by an anonymous Web user on Sina Weibo, China's most popular micro-blogging platform, to qualify as one, you must:

Be between 5'2" and 5'8"
Weigh between 100 and 120 pounds
Have long hair that trails over shoulders
Be warm and mild in personality
Have B- to C-cup size breasts
Not be a "gold digger" (baijinnv)
Not be a flirt
Not be horny
Earn between roughly $500-$1000 per month
Have a BA or above
Know how to cook and wash clothes
Be responsible and sympathetic
Speak appropriately
Be educated and reasonable
....
"Budget wife" is the female counterpart of "budget husband," or jingji shiyong nan, a concept introduced at least four years ago. The 2009 publication of the book Me and My Budget Husband popularized the term, and its 2012 transformation into a TV drama series fueled the term's further spread.

The word "budget husband" originates from the word "budget housing" (jingji shiyong fang), government subsidized public housing for low-income households. As the name implies, budget husbands' economic power trails that of "diamond husbands" -- intelligent, educated, rich, and well-mannered men from respectable families. Nonetheless, a budget husband is, according to Baidu, the new ideal among Chinese female white-collar workers.

One of the main characteristics of a budget husband is that he be "normal." Not ugly but not too handsome; neither poor nor rich. In short: mediocre.

But this mediocrity promises stability. Budget husbands are reliable, both financially and emotionally. They will loyally stay at home and take care of the house; they will not go out to bars or have extramarital affairs.

More: http://www.theatlantic.com/china/archive/2013/03/chinas-lonely-seeking-a-spouse-at-discount-rates/274463/


Why is "not be horny" a criteria??

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Tab Mar 2013 OP
Iris Mar 2013 #1
Warpy Mar 2013 #2
RC Mar 2013 #3
tabasco Mar 2013 #6
Gormy Cuss Mar 2013 #4
Kurovski Mar 2013 #7
Starry Messenger Apr 2013 #11
seabeyond Mar 2013 #5
badtoworse Mar 2013 #8
AnnieBW Mar 2013 #9
bhikkhu Apr 2013 #10
LeftyMom Apr 2013 #12

Response to Tab (Original post)

Sun Mar 31, 2013, 08:40 PM

1. short and plump or tall and skinny

not much in between with that weight range.

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Response to Tab (Original post)

Sun Mar 31, 2013, 08:42 PM

2. Skinny but with big tits. BA or above.

And all the personality traits add up to "be a doormat." The "not be horny" means no sexual demands that don't originate from the husband.

Men who want this list need to save up and buy themselves a Real Doll. They're not ready for real women.

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Response to Tab (Original post)

Sun Mar 31, 2013, 09:29 PM

3. This is China. They already have an excess of people

 

You need to see the list from their culture, not ours.

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Response to RC (Reply #3)

Sun Mar 31, 2013, 09:53 PM

6. No, I don't

If something's fucked up, it's fucked up. Doesn't matter what culture it comes from. Like eating dogs.

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Response to Tab (Original post)

Sun Mar 31, 2013, 09:31 PM

4. "Speak appropriately "

Fuck that.

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Response to Gormy Cuss (Reply #4)

Sun Mar 31, 2013, 10:49 PM

7. LOL



Simple, but it works for me.

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Response to Gormy Cuss (Reply #4)

Mon Apr 1, 2013, 12:23 AM

11. Shit howdy.

+1

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Sun Mar 31, 2013, 11:05 PM

8. Would a D-Cup break the budget? If so, I guess my taste is extragavent

Sorry, but I didn't bring up cup size..

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Response to badtoworse (Reply #8)

Sun Mar 31, 2013, 11:48 PM

9. If So, I must break the bank!

Let's just say that I admired my grandma's big boobs when I was a little girl, and that act cursed me with her genetics.

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Response to Tab (Original post)

Mon Apr 1, 2013, 12:17 AM

10. So are normality, reliability, and good habits to be equated with mediocrity?

I would imagine that a person must hate life in principle, and hate people in general, to think so.

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Response to Tab (Original post)

Mon Apr 1, 2013, 12:29 AM

12. No, I'm an uppity bitch whose tits are too small.

Damn, there go my plans of scoring a middle manager in China to let me stay home and wash his drawers.

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