- Social media users have faulted a Chinese woman who expressed her love for a man she met a month ago by servicing his N15.9 million debt
- The lady named Zhou also disclosed that she refused to accept the bride price because her lover needs the money more
- Zhou defended her decision, saying that her fiancé is a down-to-earth and hardworking young man who will repay the money someday soon
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A woman in China has hit social media headlines over her revelation that she cleared her fiancé's 180,000 yuan (N15.9 million) debt for a man she met just a month ago.
To add to that, the smitten woman named Zhou disclosed that she did not accept his traditional bride price.
Returned bride price of N15.9 million
Asia One reports that Zhou met her fiancé on a blind date and continued to see each other for about a month before making the decision to get have a wedding on December 31.
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She indicated that she turned down a wedding gift and an engagement ring from her lover named Hu, and instead opted to support him financially by paying off his debt with her savings.
"We returned the bride price of 300,000 yuan (N19.6 million) and a red packet containing another 10,000 yuan (N651k) to his family. Money is not the basis of love and it’s not a decisive factor," she said.
Details indicate that Hu found himself deep in debt after sinking the funds into an investment that did not go as expected.
She's naive, social media users say
Zhou's actions caused a stir on social media, with many netizens faulting her for being too naive and stupidly in love.
Many opined that it will be impossible for the lover to reciprocate the same generosity and love for her.
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"Hope she doesn't get dumped," one comment read.
"She's going to be disappointed," said another.
Zhou, however, defended her decision, maintaining that she helped the man because she believes he is a down-to-earth and hardworking young man.
According to her, the pair will have an honest life as long as they work hard together, adding that her lover promised to repay the loan someday soon.
Lady pays her own bride price
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that a lady had paid her own bride price and got married.
The 34-year-old woman named Zuku is a graduate with three qualifications, and her parents had vowed to collect a lot of money from her husband.
Narrating the story on News24, Zuku said she personally came up with the idea of paying her bride price.
Zuku said she earns more money than her then-fiancee, so she decided to help him to pay the bride price.