Guys Explain Why They’d Date A Girl Who Makes More Money Than Them
Dating & Dollars
Money and love have always had an "It's complicated" relationship, but Millennials, in particular, have such a unique approach to dollar bills and how we spend them on ourselves and others.
In this two-week Dating & Dollars series, we're exploring how couples and singles in their 20s and 30s are talking about and spending their hard-earned cash — and how their money habits are affecting their love lives.
Afraid that your awesome career has made you an intimidatingly successful woman? FEAR NO LONGER.
Turns out, men these days aren’t intimidated by a girl who makes more money than them in the slightest.
In fact, the original angle for this post was going to be “Guys Explain Why They Wouldn’t Date A Girl Who Makes More Than Them,” but you know what? I literally could not find one guy who felt that way.
Even our Dating & Dollars survey found that only 4 percent of men would not date a woman who made more than them.
So, for those of you who aren’t mathematicians here, that leaves a whole 96 PERCENT OF MEN WHO ARE DOWN TO DATE A SUCCESSFUL POWER WOMAN EARNING THE BIG BUCKS.
I asked guy friends for their opinions, and their answers all looked like a variation of this:
In case you were wondering, this is the song he’s referring to. And yes, he means I-N-D-E-P-E-N-D-E-N-T.
Your spending habits are similar.
Sure. Why wouldn't I?
As long as she had the same philosophy regarding money that I do (I'm relatively frugal and dislike buying things I don't need) I won't care how much she makes
It literally does not matter at all.
There are two states of money: you either have enough, or you do not have enough. If you have enough, great. If you don't have enough, work and get more.
It has no effect on the person you’re dating.
Why not? That should have no effect on my goals and ambitions. It just means that she'll probably have to pick up the bill if she wants to do expensive stuff with me.
It makes you more attractive.
Yup, that because that would mean I was good enough to marry up, so to speak. I mean an attractive, funny, and wealthy woman? Sign me up.
If you’re down to date someone who makes less, they’re down to date someone who makes more.
Sure, I have no problem dating someone who makes more than me. Problem is that most women I've met have wanted to date someone that makes more money than them, so I tend to not make a move on high earning women just to save time. If you want to date someone that makes less than you, you may have to take the initiative and ask them out.
Your character is what matters more.
I would…and in fact I do.
It simply is not an issue…i still pay for her when we go out and stuff because i guess im rather old fashioned.
I have never cared about buying stuff and i value my free time much more than money.
She isnt materialistic either but I guess she simply enjoys her job and feels motivated to make her parents proud.
She is a wonderful person with great character and we have amazing sex…what would be the problem?
So keep doing you, you fierce, fabulous POWERWOMAN.
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