Modern Taiwanese women seem to be increasingly nonchalant about marriage, with more than 70 percent having toyed with the idea of remaining single. About 40 percent of them, both married and single, fancy having more than one lover and almost ten percent have had that experience, according to a poll by Common Health magazine.
According to the magazine 7.7 percent of all married women who responded to the survey have had more than one lover, but 80 percent of them still believed in true love and accordingly were still waiting for their "Mr. Right," and refused to make any compromises in the search.
The poll was conducted among women between the ages of 21 and 40, and discovered from the 5,071 respondents that modern women were busy pursuing more independent and balanced lives.
The poll also found that there were six male characteristics that women like least: violence, bad habits, promiscuity, lack of ambition, lack of consideration and poor personal hygiene.
"Modern women are very rational, they are prepared to accept a life without love, but cannot tolerate their quality of life to be compromised by their partner's bad habits," said Lin Wan-i (林萬億), a professor of the National Taiwan University's Social Science Department.
The poll also showed that modern Taiwanese women attach great importance to their sense of happiness. More than 50 percent of the respondents said their family was the key source of happiness, even more important than a career and money. For those single women, family came first, followed by savings and lovers.
As for married women, happiness also came first from their family, then their children and partners, according to the poll results.
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