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Joined: 10/25/2009
Msg: 87
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Like incomes and lifestyles make for a higher likelihood of long term compatibility.
Joined: 11/22/2010
Msg: 88
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Posted: 7/10/2011 7:26:19 AM
I have dated a number of wealthy men. All I have to say is I now avoided them like the plague.
Joined: 6/7/2010
Msg: 89
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Posted: 7/10/2011 9:12:55 AM
"You guys do realize that Markus says he uses income level here at POF for matching right?"

I have dated a couple men from here that made less then I do. They actually enjoyed their company more then others that make more then me. They were not trying to show off what stuff they had bought.
Joined: 5/18/2011
Msg: 90
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Posted: 7/10/2011 9:23:09 AM
by enjoy life do you mean buy expensive crap and go on exotic vacations?

i guess it depends on what you consider important in life....
Joined: 7/6/2011
Msg: 91
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Posted: 7/10/2011 9:51:15 AM
About Markus:
"He claims no women will date a guy that makes less then her. I always thought THAT was a horrible assumption personally about the women here on POF.

Lol. I dated a woman who made four times as much money as I did. I paid for a quarter of my meals, gas for her car, movies..etc, etc. It wasn't an issue.
Joined: 10/8/2009
Msg: 92
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Posted: 7/10/2011 10:14:38 AM
Hmmm.... I was married to a woman who made about 105k annually when I was only making around 40k....since then I've made up to 100k in a month and as low as 20k in a's never affected who I date or their income fact I tend to have younger women and wealthier women approach me when I'm broke than when I'm doing well....go figure!
Joined: 11/14/2010
Msg: 93
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Posted: 7/10/2011 12:55:30 PM
Assume you are meeting someone new. Don't both parties feel more comfortable when their incomes are similar?
Joined: 10/8/2009
Msg: 94
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Posted: 7/10/2011 12:59:27 PM
^^^^^ I never really noticed or cared....I'm more concerned with sexual attitudes matching....the money is easy to deal with...
Joined: 5/19/2011
Msg: 95
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Posted: 7/10/2011 3:19:48 PM
I do require anyone I date to have means of income and be self-sufficient, but it doesn't matter how much they make so long as they can take care of themself and their children if they have them. Income level doesn't determine whether or not I would date them, there's more to life and love than money.
Joined: 11/14/2010
Msg: 96
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Posted: 7/10/2011 4:35:47 PM
JC, of course sex is a driving force: I had some once myself.
But I believe that similar incomes DO allow MORE comfort.
Sure you can be Larry Fortensky to Liz Taylor, but that's kind of an anomaly, and who wants to meet in rehab, anyway?
Joined: 5/2/2011
Msg: 97
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Posted: 7/10/2011 5:23:14 PM

Money should never be the basis of a relationship.
Yes I would. In fact, I wont even look twice at a women if she even mentions the reguired amount of money or financial stability she wants in a man. Its shallow.

Money should NOT be the BASIS of a relationship.
BUT, and I mean BUT, it does matter.
I would demand that the "required amount of money or financial stability" must cover their own expenses. I have had the shoe on the other foot. Put up with non-stable, financially irresponsible, non-working mooching slackers too many times in my life for it NOT to be important. It was emotionally heartbreaking, morally dispiriting, and bona-fide hard labor, working to pay for us both, watching them run through my hard earned money. Not giving back. Just taking.
If anybody's gonna be slacking off anymore.... it's gonna be me!!

And I am NOT shallow! I think that is an ill-thought out judgment.
I am simply weeding out the lazy bums!
Joined: 2/12/2011
Msg: 98
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Posted: 7/10/2011 6:50:36 PM
all my bfs either have no money or less income than i have
Joined: 10/8/2009
Msg: 99
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Posted: 7/22/2011 9:06:23 PM
So like the driving cliche' of; " People who drive slower than me are idiots and faster are maniacs!"

Those who make less are bums and those that make more are materialistic snobs....

Hmmm....seems reasonable to some...
Joined: 6/20/2010
Msg: 100
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Posted: 7/25/2011 8:30:59 PM
Most of the guys I have dated have made much less than I do, but they never knew it. It was nice when I dated someone that made more than me...he paid for everything (except for a few special things I organized) because at the time I made much less so I wouldn't have been able to afford all that we did.

I haven't really had to deal with that issue because the issue hadn't come up before things ended.
Joined: 7/5/2011
Msg: 101
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Posted: 7/25/2011 10:40:26 PM
It really depends on the person and their motive. I did find it very difficult as a woman to make a lot more than the man. Then there are men that are looking for a woman to make the money. Had both happen. I think if money is the reason and not the character then there lies the problem.
Joined: 7/19/2011
Msg: 102
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Posted: 7/28/2011 9:45:38 AM
I am just happy if the woman has a semi-professional job and a car.
Joined: 3/13/2005
Msg: 103
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Posted: 7/28/2011 9:48:55 AM
What is mine stays that way, and what is yours the same!

Now, saying that, it is always better, in my mind to enjoy someone that does not need to count on your income, bank account, or possessions, and you do not have to count on theirs.......

It is much more of not how much you make, but what you do with what you have and can be happy with it!!

 Laha Math
Joined: 7/15/2010
Msg: 104
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Posted: 7/30/2011 4:25:36 PM
It was interesting to read in this thread that when PoF picks potential dates for women the men have to earn more. Men who work so hard to keep their incomes low to minimize taxes are being left out. Seems you either get screwed by the women on this site or you get screwed by the tax collector.
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