Japanese dating for money
If a bumbling buffoon like Hugh Grant could steal Julia Roberts' heart in It was the summer of 2006 when I first landed in New York as a 19-year-old, laden with warnings about American girls: they're high maintenance, my friends told me.
I tried to brush this off—preconceptions are always dangerous when entering any sort of relationship.
Still, when I met my first girlfriend in 2007, a ballerina who had recently moved from San Francisco, I was immediately taken aback by an overarching obsession with status and money.
She had a vision of the man she was going to marry: tall, dark, handsome, and a millionaire.
There is more emphasis on "keeping up appearances," especially on the West Coast where I have been living for the past six months.I've always loved this approach: under-sell, over deliver.This does not happen in American culture, where women rarely make fun of themselves.Similarly, American girls are much more lavish in their approach to life; and this includes the restaurants and hotels they expect to be taken to.Money and salary is brought up frequently, and name dropping is prevalent in a good portion of conversations, especially in Los Angeles where status is paramount.