Meeting girlfriend’s parents

Why Asian Families Put So Much Emphasis on Financial Prosperity

If you have been looking to get an Asian girlfriend, you will need to prepare to talk about your financial situation. Indeed, many Asian families put a huge amount of weight on ensuring their daughter will be well looked after, and with this in mind, it’s common to be asked questions about your own financial position and prosperity. In fact, this is massively important for many Asian families – and today, we’re briefly looking at the key things you should know when meeting your girlfriend’s parents about financial security, prosperity, and prospects overall.

Why Asian Families Put so Much Emphasis on Financial Prosperity

One of the most jarring changes between Western and Asian culture is regarding financial discussions. Indeed, in many Western cultures, it’s considered taboo to ask someone about their income; however, this is a key point of consideration when it comes to Asian families.

Of course, Asian families only want what’s best for their daughter – but this can make meeting your Asian girlfriend’s parents an incredibly stressful time. As such, you can expect that they will ask questions about your financial situation, both now and in the future, to assess whether they think you could be a good match for their daughter.

Don’t Panic About Money When Meeting Your Girlfriend’s Parents

At this point, we have summarised why so many parents and families consider money to be a key influence when it comes to their daughter’s boyfriend – but that doesn’t mean you need to panic about money when meeting your girlfriend’s parents. All the more important, you should never lie about your income; this sort of step will only lead to pain and feuds. Instead, we recommend the following points:

  • Try to ensure you have a stable job when meeting your Asian girlfriend’s parents for the first time. This helps show your dedication and determination for hard work.
  • Make sure you know what you want to do with your life and career if you aren’t already in a career you intend to keep. Doing so can help reassure your Asian girlfriend’s parents that you have plans in place for your long-term financial security.
  • Try to offer your girlfriend’s family a gift if you have the means to. Not only does this show your gratitude for them welcoming you into their home, but it can also be a good way to demonstrate that you have the means to provide for their daughter.

These three simple steps can go a long way to reassuring your Asian girlfriend’s parents that you have the means to support her. Indeed, even if your girlfriend has (or goes on to get) a job, her family will still likely want to see proof of your financial responsibility, as inspired by traditional Asian culture.

Still, they likely won’t expect proof that you already own a house or have a fully-fledged business to your name. Just showing that you can maintain a regular income should be enough to reassure most Asian households when meeting your girlfriend’s parents for the first time.