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11. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 11y

I honestly thought that, in this day and age, the "woman-making-more-than-her-man" issue would be moot.

Although, in the example just mentioned, the issue could simply be about finding a partner who makes roughly the same amount you do. With a large discrepancy in salary, one may feel like they're being "kept" while the other may feel they're always forking out to do things that are out of the other's price range. I agree, it's a bit of an ego issue.

Personally, I don't think I could date someone who worked at a corner store or something, and had no intention of ever leaving. It sounds ego-centric, I know, but the thought of being with someone who's ambition is only ankle-high, well... But money-wise, no - if my partner had a job he loved and was dedicated to, but earned very little, I'd still be proud of him. To me, that counts more than the money. Although a decent salary certainly makes saving to travel a lot easier.

12. Posted by Wocca (Inactive 3745 posts) 11y

Quoting mtlgal

"... Do you think that a relationship is more likely to work out if both parties had similar earning power? ..."

I think the above question is rather interesting. I've had partners that have earnt more, the same, and less. It doesn't seem to matter in my relationships. I could probably have quite high earning power if I wanted it. What interests me most is a balanced lifestyle. With partners, I like to have relaxed time together. Work and money is just an in-between thing.

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

The only thing that may get me a bit competitive is if my partner was working in the same field as me and earning more! but i wouldnt think it would make me 'act' or feel any different about them!

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

Quoting Wocca

Work and money is just an in-between thing.

I don't agree. Work and money may not matter very much in a casual relationship, but are very important issues in a serious, long-term relationship.

15. Posted by samsara_ (Travel Guru 5353 posts) 11y

I cant see something like this ever bothering me, but maybe that's easy to say until you find yourself in such a situation.

Money isnt something that matters much to me. Of course, I like to have it when I want to do things like go travelling or whatever, but if a couple love each other really, money probably isnt going to come between them.

It sounds like your friends had some other issues lurking in the background.

16. Posted by daveh (Travel Guru 1027 posts) 11y

I think if i found myself in this position, i would probably end up in social circles i didn't want to be in half the time, as people with lots of money tend to socialise with other people with lots of money. I'm not so sure i would want to be with someone so career orientated anyway. A partner earning a bit more than me wouldn't bother me, a partner earning a lot more than me is something that i just couldn't see working. Sorry to disappoint all you rich girls out there

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

For all the rich girls pining over dave... I am accpeting applications... all I require is a regualr allowance of funds

18. Posted by Wocca (Inactive 3745 posts) 11y

Quoting mtlgal

Quoting Wocca

Work and money is just an in-between thing.

I don't agree. Work and money may not matter very much in a casual relationship, but are very important issues in a serious, long-term relationship.

This could depend on who wants to wear the pants (OR panties)

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

My outlook is this: Money comes and go. In this day and age, todays Bill Gates; could be tommorow's MC Hammer. Money is never a sure thing . What matters, is the bond you have with that person. If build your foundation on prestige and wealth, well not exactly strong stuff.
It's always changing.

" She is not perfect Will, and neither are you. But the question is.. are you perfect for each other?"

A clip from GOOD WILL HUNTING.(sorta)

M.

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

For all the rich girls pining over dave... I am accpeting applications... all I require is a regualr allowance of funds

Like Brendan, I would like to throw my name in! I can cook AND can offer U.S residency! lol.

M.