Male characters in the Jin Yong novels seem to enjoy being mistreated or even tortured by female characters. Some spoilers below, be warned.
@东方不败#1485 I don't think they enjoy being mistreated. Rather the heroic men are expected to be more forgiving. They should be magnanimous and not bear a grudge against a girl.
Jenxi yeah I agree. It seems to be how men are expected to behave, especially if they are heroes.
They don't like being mistreated. Rather, they are forgiving.
chongjasmine Men are expected to be more big-hearted in the Chinese culture.
Jin Yong seems to basically have two "types" as far as his ideal waifu is concerned, they're either breathtaking ice queens (Xiao Long Nv, Wang Yuyan, Princess Fragrance) or mischievous tsundere (Huang Rong, Wen Qingqing, Ren Yingying, Zhao Min).