Money and love tend to go hand-in-hand. It can make or break a relationship in many cases if you aren’t careful. Whether you are dating or married, chances are that money holds energy in your relationship.
Are you worried about how money affects your love life? Do you hold money as one of the most important things in your relationship? Even if you aren’t sure, check out the most common ways you may be affected below.
Money Makes you More Attractive
Do you find yourself attractive? We may be talking about more than your looks here. Women, in particular, tend to view a man’s financial status as a part of his attractiveness, especially women over 60-years old. It could come from the old adage that the man is supposed to provide for a woman even though those times have truly changed today. There’s a lot to be said about financial security and how attractive it can be.
Many People Feel the Need to Appear Wealthy
Unfortunately, many people in a new relationship feel the need to act wealthier than they are. They are afraid that the other person won’t like them if they don’t meet a specific standard. Since most couples don’t necessarily reveal their true wealth or income early on in the relationship, many people end up overspending, which puts them in financial trouble. This may lead to bankruptcy when the ‘spender’ can’t keep up with the bills.
Is the need to appear wealthy the only way to get love? Fortunately, it’s not. Honesty and trust are the two most important factors in a relationship and that encompasses honesty and trust when it comes to finances.
Dating can get Iffy When the Bill Comes
The old standard is the man pays the bill on date night. What woman doesn’t want to be swept off her feet, right? Today’s women don’t want that, though. Women today, especially those ages 18 – 29, want to split the bill. In other words, they want to fend for themselves – they don’t want to have to rely on a man. Women today feel secure and they want to be able to show it.
Most Couples Want to Save for the Future
Fortunately, most couples are on the same page when it comes to saving for the future. That’s one area that there shouldn’t be any resistance. Saving for the future creates a feeling of security and trust, which can lend itself to security and trust in the relationship. Without that security, love can be rocky as one partner feels insecure or worried about the future, allowing it to affect the relationship. While money may not be the direct cause, it’s certainly a domino that could cause the relationship to fall apart bit by bit.
Like it or not, money affects relationships, but you are also in control. You dictate whether it makes or breaks your relationship by having a healthy relationship not only with your partner but with money too. The two go hand-in-hand.
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