With the U.S. being on the brink of a recession – True.com took advantage of the opportunity to tap into the minds of singles on this very topic. TRUE.com, the leading scientifically based online relationship service, shows that singles choose love over money even in tough economic times.
Some of the results from 2,286 respondents:
- 95 percent of men and 87 percent of women agree that it does not matter if you make more money than the person you are dating;
- 49 percent of men and 36 percent of women stated they would not curb their dating spending in a tight economy;
- 87 percent of men and 80 percent of women responded they would stay in a relationship where their partner had substantial credit card debt or had filed for bankruptcy;
- 67 percent of women and 66 percent of men claim they have never kept financial secrets from someone they are dating;
- 64 percent of men and 63 percent of women don’t tend to argue with their partner about money.
I believe this is all fine and good, however, finances tend to be one of the most difficult sects of marriage. Perhaps if couples who are dating would talk about finances more there would be less friction in marriages.
When you take financial baggage into a marriage, it eventually becomes a problem. As much as we might try to prevent it, it just happens.