Dating men with six figure income
When it comes to love, money has nothing to do with it. The dating world is, in fact, its own market, with complex economic judgments taking place all the time. Marina Adshade, an economics professor at the University of British Columbia and author of the book , which examines the relationship between money and love. After all, they don’t call it a “meet market” for nothing.
Nowadays, it seems a bit uncool to admit that wealth might be high on one's list of preferred qualities in a mate.As a commenter on my Bubbles story put it, After all, if it's OK to not date a person because they are unambitious, broke, and/or have poor money management skills/values (and I think it is OK and necessary to refuse such potential partners), then why is it such a crime to seek a person with the opposite traits?Men don't seem to have a problem dating women who make tiny amounts of money or none at all, as long as they have other qualities-- that's just the way things have always been.The shift is playing out in new, unanticipated ways on the dating front.Women are encountering forms of hostility they weren’t prepared to meet, and are trying to figure out how to balance pride in their accomplishments against their perceived need to bolster the egos of the men they date.For instance, the median income of women age 21 to 30 in New York who are employed full time was 17 percent higher than that of comparable men.
Professor Beveridge said the gap is largely driven by a gulf in education: 53 percent of women employed full time in their 20s were college graduates, compared with 38 percent of men.
Some of those qualities might be age or attractiveness – and some are financial.” Indeed, just go on popular dating sites such as Match.com, and one of the criteria for winnowing down potential matches is annual income.
You can look for someone who makes $50,000 a year, or $75,000, or $100,000. Well, in one study published in the Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, which crunched data from a popular Chinese online-dating website, male profiles with the highest income levels got 10 times more visits than the lowest.
“Dating markets don’t have currency, so they depend on other mechanisms to operate, much like a barter system,” Adshade said.
“It all depends on what you are bringing to the table.
How could I not comment on this article from the weekend's Style section in the New York Times: Putting Money on the Table I've told a few stories here about female friends of mine who were dating men who made less money.