It is an age-old stereotype that the guy should earn more than the girl in a relationship. In this modern world, where most of us believe in gender equality, such notion is frowned. Though some men would still prefer to be the bread winner!
Anyway, what would you do when you are the female half and your man earns a low salary but he is no longer young anymore?
Recently, a Malaysian girl known as Sally Ng posted a status on Facebook that quickly sparked a huge debate among users. According to Malaysiable, she wrote,
“Hey people, if there is an unmarried man who is fast approaching 40 years old but his monthly salary is only RM2,000, with no commission. As a female, would you choose him to be your significant other?”
She explains how she would’ve responded to such a situation:
“If it’s me, I would tell him, “You are going to be 40 years old soon, but you only earn RM2,000 and with no commission. Please don’t simply court any girls and spoil their future. When you were younger you should have worked hard to earn more money. Now that you are approaching 40, your salary is RM2,000 and you still don’t want to work hard, I really can’t see how can your other half have a good future with you, or even build a family together.
“Even the illegal immigrants are better than you, their salary may be as low as RM1,300 but at least they are hardworking and are willing to work a few jobs to earn more money.”
Right after she posted this, the majority of her commenters agreed with her. In fact, many of the guys supported her statement and said, “Actually, what she said is logical. I can’t help but agree with her.”
One netizen said,
“Unless that person had some special circumstances that caused him to have a fresh start, I simply do not understand how can he just earn RM2,000 if he started working when he was young. Sometimes it’s not that you want to use money to buy a person’s love, but if the man is satisfied with RM2,000 it means he doesn’t have the heart to improve himself. And if a man doesn’t want to improve himself, he is useless.”
Some of them said, “It’s true, especially if you live in Kuala Lumpur. It’s not materialistic actually, because nowadays one can barely survive with RM2,000 a month.”
But those who disagreed with her said, “If you really think so, maybe you should marry one of the illegal immigrants instead. Perhaps you can be really happy together.”
“You can have happiness even if you don’t have money. Do you think if you find a man with a high salary your future happiness is confirmed?”
Some of them supported their statement by posting examples of men who were a success after they were 40 years old, with photos of Ang Lee and Colonel Sanders, the founder of our beloved KFC.
But one of her commenters said he is earning RM2,000 a month and he is married with four kids. He even has a car and his wife is a stay-at-home mum. I wonder how they do it?
So, what do you think is an acceptable salary range for a 40-year-old man?
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