Would you be comfortable dating a woman who made significantly more money than you?

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  1. mensimageconsultant

    mensimageconsultant Senior member

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    Good advice. Career/money is a nagging insecurity for me; I figured I'd be more settled and successful in my career at this point of life.

    I'm somewhere between 5'10 and 5'11. One of my college girlfriends was 6'1. Friends would ask me how I date a taller woman. They thought it should be issue. It never was. I'm fine with the height I am, and she was a good girl, so why not. I suppose I should look at this the same way.


    It's rare for women to date shorter men. (Probably not surprising to most readers.) Also, to address someone else's claim, it was in the news recently that men are more likely to cheat when the woman is the higher earner. Explanations were offered, but one that wasn't is that higher-earning women probably tend to be more superficial and therefore might be picking bad boys.
     


  2. Da Luis Vuitton Don

    Da Luis Vuitton Don Senior member

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    i would be inspired to make an equal or greater amount.good thing my current spouse lives off of me!!!!! [​IMG]
     


  3. Kajak

    Kajak Senior member

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    Can this be a MarkI pearody threak?
     


  4. acidboy

    acidboy Senior member

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    having her earn around the same money as I do means I can't offer her money to have sex with me anymore. [​IMG]
     


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    captmomo Senior member

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    Depends on whether her friends/colleagues are total tossers.
     


  6. anxietyalways

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    I'm an auditor, so I make decent money, and am used to making more than the girls I date. However, the girl I am currently dating is a lawyer, makes more money than me, and it's actually a pretty big turn on.

    I didn't realize how great it was to date someone who was financially ambitious until I actually did it. Probably couldn't go back to dating a girl who made significantly less than me at this point. It's great to be in your mid 20s and, as a couple, easily take in over 6 figures.
     


  7. whiteslashasian

    whiteslashasian Senior member

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    I'm an auditor, so I make decent money, and am used to making more than the girls I date. However, the girl I am currently dating is a lawyer, makes more money than me, and it's actually a pretty big turn on.

    I didn't realize how great it was to date someone who was financially ambitious until I actually did it. Probably couldn't go back to dating a girl who made significantly less than me at this point. It's great to be in your mid 20s and, as a couple, easily take in over 6 figures.


    Pretty similar here. Combined I think we make the old "fallback" SF salary.

    We haven't talked hard numbers but I think she takes home close to 50% more than I do.
     


  8. MrMonkey

    MrMonkey Active Member

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    Although it has never mattered to me (doesn't matter at all now, since I am married), however I have dated those that earn a significant amount more, and those that earn less. As long as neither is too concerned, it wouldn't ever be a problem.

    Just make sure your motivation is actually her, not the money else you would risk being labelled a free loader. As long as this is not the case, go for it!
     


  9. Allen

    Allen Senior member

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    I wouldn't really care, but it sounds awesome. Why not? In fact, I think it would be awesome to marry a woman who is independently wealthy and wealthy enough so I don't have to work either. Just think how much free time you'd have... That won't happen in a hurry, though [​IMG])
     


  10. nlakind

    nlakind Senior member

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    She was pretty
    She was smart
    she was witty
    Yeah she had charm
    Cupid shot me
    that's what got me down the aisle
    But that match made in heaven
    Went straight to hell
    Split up our possessions
    Put the house up for sale
    And I learned a lesson I won't be forgetting
    The next time around

    I'm gonna marry for money
    I'll be so damn rich it ain't funny
    I'm gonna have me a trust fund, yacht club, hot tub piece of the pie
    Find me a sweet sugar mama
    With a whole lot of zeros and commas
    Don't really care if she loves me
    She can even be ugly
    I'm gonna marry for money

    I won't have to love her family
    I won't have to like her friends
    and if it works out like I planned it,
    I won't ever have to work again

    Repeat Chorus

    Solo

    Y'all I'm gonna fly to Hawaii
    On a Lear Jet the old lady buys me
    I'll call her sweet heart & honey if she's a hundred and twenty
    I'm gonna marry for money...
    I dont care if she loves me
    She can be really ugly
    I'm gonna marry for money

    Oh, cha-ching mucho deniro
     


  11. scubiduu

    scubiduu Active Member

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    being the broke lanky guy...i just met a girl two weeks ago who is born SUPER rich (for real..), stronger than me (not hard), 2 years older than me (im 19...), and about the same height (184) , wich means she was taller than me with her shoes and hair!
    eventhough she i fucked me the whole time on the dance floor...i got so uncomfortable that i didnt even got her phone number... [​IMG] good god..she was the hottest, most perfect girl that ever hit on me
     


  12. Matt

    Matt [email protected]

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    done it. Girl made like 3-4 times what I did. Was also like 8 yrs older than me. Neither bothered me.
     


  13. maverick

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    I don't think this would bother me (although I've never done it).... however, I would hesitate to date anyone who worked more hours than I do.
     


  14. Simontuntelder

    Simontuntelder Senior member

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    In my situation it is hard not dating a woman, that makes more than I do... [​IMG]
     


  15. Douglas

    Douglas Stupid ass member

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    You must not know much about SF. The only women in the world who make more money than the big-timers on SF are Christy and Alice Walton.

    It goes without saying that both rate -1,000 on the SF looks scale, and are also obviously outside the max date-able age of 24.

    Therefore, your question is moot.
     


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