Another boasted that hers always compliments her whether she wears makes-up or not, no matter how dark her under-eye circles are.
That gave way in the 2000s to a taste for men with flowing locks and floral shirts, largely thanks to the influence of television shows like Taiwanese drama portrayed women in Cinderella-esque roles—damsels of lower social rank who would inevitably end up falling in love with a older, handsome, wealthy man.
The genre of TV shows spawned a new internet meme (link in Chinese) called “overbearing CEO,” referring to such men, who were for many years seen as the ideal boyfriend type.
Today, China’s entertainment industry celebrates the “little fresh meat” male prototype, which describes young idols who have slim physiques, flawless skin, and wear make-up.
Female fans declare their feverish love for such men by labelling themselves as their idols’ “girlfriends,” “aunties,” or “moms,” depending on their age.
Lilac wants to date a “little puppy,” because, as she puts it, he would be “the exact opposite of the guys around me, including my boyfriend.”The 25-year-old, who works at a Shanghai-based online publication and only wants to be identified by her English name, said that her boyfriend doesn’t compliment her enough on her looks.
A little puppy, on the other hand, would always know to tell her, “You are the best.” After their latest argument, the two decided to take a break from their year-long relationship.
“Although he doesn’t know how to take care of people, he is trying his best to.” Since they moved in together in a London apartment, her boyfriend has been learning to cook for her despite “never having washed a dish for his mom.”The popularity of little puppies defies Chinese cultural convention.
Chinese people traditionally desired marriages that were well-matched in terms of wealth, education, and social class, among other criteria.
Lilac said she would really love to date a little puppy, but that they are too rare in real life.
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About a week into her break with her boyfriend, Lilac, the Shanghai-based reporter, added him back on chat app We Chat after she saw that he kept checking her game status in the mobile hit .