POLL: Women Prefer Rich Dates


In the days of black and white TV shows, dad always brought home the bacon and mom vacuumed, smiling, happy to know that she had married a good provider.

We’re not in the 1950’s anymore, we stream shows in color, and women are liberated.

Or are they?  A survey by online dating site “Plenty of Fish” asked both men and women how they felt about a woman earning more money than a man. The overwhelming majority of women, four out of five, didn’t have a problem with it, with only 22% saying they would refuse to go out on a date with a man whose paycheck was more paltry than their own.  Relationship expert Jennifer Styers thinks there may be more.  “People say they want one thing, and the way they actually date is another.  So just because 22% say claim they refuse to date a man who makes less than they do, that probably is not the case.”   Relationships are tricky, though, Styers suggests, and women are complicated.  “One of the things I’ve heard them say 9.9 times out of 10 is they don’t care if the guy earns less than them, as long as they’re okay with the woman earning more than they do.”  The survey found only 4% of men say they’d refuse to be the breadwinner. 


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