Mrs. Ho’s online advice on “reeling in the wealthy” sparks controversy

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    21st May 2024 – (Hong Kong) Recent headlines have been dominated by the unexpected love story between Mr. Ho, a 76-year-old, and his wife, Mrs. Ho, who is in her 40s. The couple’s whirlwind marriage has ignited widespread discussions, with prevailing opinions suggesting that Mrs. Ho took the initiative in pursuing Mr. Ho, potentially driven by her interest in his estimated fortune of HK$4.5 million. However, before Mrs. Ho could secure her share, Mr. Ho’s daughter preemptively withdrew a significant portion from their joint account, adding another layer of complexity to the situation.

    Internet users recently stumbled upon what appears to be Mrs. Ho’s Douyin account, where she shares her thoughts on love, money, and marriage through a collection of 76 short videos. Some of these videos provide personal insights, such as the intriguingly titled “Deciphering a Man’s True Feelings.” In this particular video, Mrs. Ho posits that a man’s unwavering love for a woman can be measured by his willingness to bestow upon her his most cherished possessions. While some argue that true love is intangible, Mrs. Ho asserts that a man’s most prized possession is, in fact, his wealth. She believes that a man’s financial commitments reflect his emotional investment, suggesting that a man who fails to make sacrifices does not truly love his partner.

    Within her video series, Mrs. Ho also imparts her secrets to “luring the wealthy man,” advising female viewers that if they capture the attention of a wealthy man, they should seize the opportunity and marry him. Furthermore, she openly shares a few strategies to encourage a partner’s commitment. In one video, she advises women that if a man proclaims his affection, professes his love, and constantly thinks of them, they should confidently express their desires, including discussions about financial matters when necessary. According to Mrs. Ho, a relationship that avoids conversations about money may not be worth pursuing. She suggests that money acts as a filter, effectively warding off undesirable suitors, including scammers, deceivers, and those who make empty promises. If all else fails, Mrs. Ho encourages women to consider moving on from unsatisfactory partners rather than subjecting themselves to moral obligations.