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Have You Dated a Guy Because of His Money?

Study after study has shown that women become more attracted to a man once they discover he's wealthy, and MSN Money goes as far as calling money an aphrodisiac. The article's author talks about a time when she formed a relationship based on money: "At that point in my life, I was tired of living hand to mouth, worrying how the bills were going to get paid and making the dreaded weekly choice between martinis and food. I liked the lifestyle he had, and I wanted a piece of it, too."

While many women admit to falling for dollar signs, most acknowledge that it isn't enough to build and maintain a successful relationship. Has the knowledge of a guy's wealth been enough to get you on a date with him?


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nyxmoxie nyxmoxie 7 years
Nope and I never will. That's why its very important for women to go to college and get a useful degree. I wouldn't date a deadbeat either.
carhornsinapril carhornsinapril 8 years
i never have. i can understand the allure, but the personality need to be there, too.
j2e1n9 j2e1n9 8 years
Yup, just like men have dated me for what I look like. Its pretty much biological! Women date men with money because they perceive that they will be better equipped to take care of their children and men date women with big boobs/asses/youthful looks because they perceive them as being better equipped to keep popping the kids out! Its all about propagating the human race! We learned about it in Sociology 101 ;)
LadyAngel89 LadyAngel89 8 years
I have to say I have never dated a man for his $$, but then again most of the men with money that I have came across are jerks! I'll take my poor country-boy any day of the week!
ayuninur ayuninur 8 years
cubadog cubadog 8 years
I will admit when I was a lot younger I had a tendency to do that but now I just care that you are stable, can take care of yourself, and can deal with my love of shoes and handbags.
Meike Meike 8 years
MartiniLush MartiniLush 8 years
sweet pea - LOVE that shirt!
sweetpeabrina sweetpeabrina 8 years
Other - No, I've never dated a guy for his money, but I'd like to. :) I figured I should try it at least once, right?
MartiniLush MartiniLush 8 years
You know, I haven't dated someone just for their money, but I have stayed in a crappy relationship simply because I didn't think I could financially make it on my own (we were living together)...does that count as dating him for his money?
Knight-Who-Says-Ni Knight-Who-Says-Ni 8 years
I have not, and I can't imagine it would be worth it. Especially as I get older I see the importance of being around interesting, intelligent people whose company I genuinely enjoy; money is secondary, or maybe even tertiary.
Beauty Beauty 8 years
Nope. I've actually been weirded out when dating men who have lots of money. I get grumpers when I can't afford to pay for things.
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
well, yes and no. when i had first moved to florida, i was going out on a lot of 'first dates' and there was this one guy that i went out with a few times - and i have to say that the allure of him having a bit of $$ made it better, since i wasn't really attracted to him. After the 3rd date though, i had to call it quits cause i can look past not being blown away by a guys looks for a lot of things, but when personality isn't there either, money won't fix that .
Renees3 Renees3 8 years
I've never dated a guy just for money. Most guys I've dated have been pretty middleclass. My current boyfriend (of over 5 years) is a jeweler and we hope to open our own store and have money one day, but currently that's not the case!
AmazonChick AmazonChick 8 years
I sat back and had a long talk with my best friend a little while ago, about how even though the guys I've dated have been very different of personality, they have strange similarities - like I've always been the one that had the money. As in, while I was in University I had a job, the guys I dated didn't, and in grad school, I had a job, he had a job he worked one day a week and managed to blow all that money. I find that I'm poor when I date because usually I'm the one putting down more $$!! I've decided that this needs to change, should be 50/50. Plus now that I'm a bit older, I'm dating men that have jobs ;) which helps! But I agree with Bellaressa, I have issues with pride sometimes!
Liss1 Liss1 8 years
I have never dated for money. You should be with someone because you love them not what they can buy for you.
valancyjane valancyjane 8 years
I've never had the option to date a rich guy! Sigh. But it's probably for the best - I don't think I would fit well into a rich lifestyle.
hmcmcd hmcmcd 8 years
I have never dated a guy for his money, but I would never date a complete deadbeat either. Ambition and intelligence, are strengths in my book and something I find very attractive in a guy, usually that translates into a boyfriend who is financial secure. But I have never actually dated a RICH guy, and I don't think I ever would. I really don't care for their view on life typically (not that I can blame them, it is a whole other game at their level so why would they see the world the same way as me?)
bellaressa bellaressa 8 years
D*amn pride gets in the way. I have a hard time excepting gifts from people - I am trying to overcome this. So, I just couldn't date someone for their money. I would secretly like to be loaded myself one day.
Le-Luxe Le-Luxe 8 years
No way. Its nice, but not everything.
nv27 nv27 8 years
I've never dated a guy for money. BUT, after dating my boyfriend for a while and learning that he does have loads of money, I know that its made me feel more secure in our relationship, knowing that he is responsible and disciplined. Plus, though money definitley isnt everything, its nice to be spoiled once in a while.
Shopaholichunny Shopaholichunny 8 years
I am guilty of this b/c I LOVE what money can buy me but in the end money isn't everything...
kaytwo44 kaytwo44 8 years
I'm embarrassed to admit it...while I haven't dated a guy specifically because he had $$$, I did stay with a @#%$^& guy WAY longer than I should have because he had money. I eventually broke it off, though, because deep down, I'm not superficial (LOL).
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 8 years
I haven't dated a guy because he was loaded...but I HAVE NOT dated a guy because he wasn't making barely any money. Sorry, I just have expectations and I like to be spoiled!
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