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Time to be honest, guys and gals...

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1. Posted by mtlgal (Full Member 1179 posts) 11y

Would it bother you if you were in a relationship where the woman earned double the man's salary? I would like to hear some honest responses from both sexes please.

2. Posted by Cupcake (Travel Guru 8468 posts) 11y

I hate to tell you this mtlgal, but we have beat this one to death already in the 'Off Topic' forum is almost at the bottom of page seven, called 'Women earning more than the husband' started by Wocca.

3. Posted by Brendan (Respected Member 1824 posts) 11y

to add to it though, I will certainly take a "sugar mama"..

4. Posted by mtlgal (Full Member 1179 posts) 11y

oh, sorry. I'm still new to the forum. I'll check the thread.

5. Posted by Cupcake (Travel Guru 8468 posts) 11y

Don't you dare apologize!! Smart question, and we had a blast discussing it! (I was just trying to help the boys keep the duplicate posts down;))

6. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 11y

If it was just a money thing, I couldn't care less. In fact, bring it on.

However, if it was a "power" thing also, with all of that "I'm a superwoman" crap and I need to go out evernight networking, etc, then nah.

7. Posted by MattXIII (Full Member 272 posts) 11y

My ex earned four times what i earned.
It's a great thing, cos then they pay for everything!
Although people with lots of money tend to become materialistic.

8. Posted by lil j (Travel Guru 1303 posts) 11y

Yeh i've learned never discuss money-people always get funny about it!

From a personal view it wouldnt bother long as your earning enough to support yourself then what should it matter, people let their egos get in the way all too often!

9. Posted by remarcable (Respected Member 335 posts) 11y

Nah. I doesn't bother me a bit. Unless she has a superiority complex. A better question..will a women date a man less sucessful?


10. Posted by mtlgal (Full Member 1179 posts) 11y

I started this thread because a friend of mine, a doctor, just broke up with her cop boyfriend of 2 years. One of the reasons why she thought they were not compatible was the discrepency in salary. She would have preferred someone who earned a similar salary as her. When I talked to her ex (the cop), he actually told me the same thing, that he would have preferred a girlfriend who earned a salary comparable to his. There were lots of problems with their relationship, so the difference in salary was obviously not the only reason why they broke up. But it's interesting that they both brought it up as one of the issues. Do you think that a relationship is more likely to work out if both parties had similar earning power? I asked some of my friends this question, and all the girls said that it wouldn't matter, while most of the guys admitted that it would bother them if the girl earned more. Mind you my friends are mostly in their early to mid-twenties and have very little experience with serious, long term relationships. I personally would prefer to have a relationship with a man who earned either my salary or lower, because I'm quite competitive and have a rather big, but easily bruised, ego. I've been told that I have many "male" personality traits. Only in terms of personality though; physically I'm all woman!;)